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SIAMS Inspection

Our most recent inspection occurred in June 2015 and we are very proud of the findings. Our grading was Good overall but it was found that

"The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners." 

"A SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.

The Evaluation Schedule has one inspection question: “How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?”

This is explored through seven strands:

  1. Vision and Leadership
  2. Wisdom, Knowledge, and Skills
  3. Character Development: Hope, Aspiration, and Courageous Advocacy
  4. Community and Living Well Together
  5. Dignity and Respect
  6. Impact of Collective Worship
  7. Effectiveness of Religious Education.

One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school. In addition a standalone grade is awarded in all schools for collective worship and in voluntary aided (VA) schools and former VA schools for religious education (RE). This grade is based on teaching and learning alone."

For more information about SIAMS  https://www.churchofengland.org/about/education-and-schools/church-schools-and-academies/siams-inspections