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School Inspections

Information on SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools)

To view diocesan church school inspection reports, please follow the links on the right.

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS):  Guidelines for Schools and Inspectors based on the 2018 SIAMS Inspection Framework (Diocese of St Albans)

Schools Team briefing papers on SIAMS matters can be found here.

The latest updates for SIAMS documents, including the new SIAMS schedule, are available from the Church of England website. You will find them by clicking here.

The following documents can help with preparation for inspection:

SIAMS Handbook – September 2018

Self-Evaluation Form (SEF)

Ofsted Inspection Guidance

Statement of Entitlement from the Church of England Education Office (2019)

The Church of England Vision for Education July 2016

Leadership of Character Education

Valuing All God’s Children’s Report

Church of England publications

Exemplars for SIAMS Inspection Framework:

Please note that these documents were set up in the context of the previous SIAMS framework. Updated materials will be available in due course. In the meantime, the following do contain excellent examples of good practice which are still relevant.

SIAMS Evaluation Statements
Link to Church of England info on SIAMS

School website: As a church school, you may wish to publish your SIAMS report, Mission Statement, Values and Ethos Statement and policies such as Religious Education, SMSC and Collective Worship.  Read the latest Schools Team guidance here.

Further helpful information on what you should publish on your school website can be found here for maintained schools and here for free schools and academies.

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