SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools)
The following are available through the Church of England SIAMS webpage (www.churchofengland.org/about/education-and-schools/church-schools-and-academies/siams-inspections):
- SIAMS Framework: the new framework which will be implemented from September 2023, replacing the current Evaluation Schedule.
- Transitional Guidance for Schools: advisory document briefly explaining some of the rationale that underpins the new Framework. It is designed to help schools and trusts over the coming year.
- Ongoing self-evaluation template: referred to in the Transitional Guidance. Its use is not mandatory
- Summary self-evaluation template: referred to in the Transitional Guidance. Its use is not mandatory
To view diocesan church school inspection reports, please follow the links on the right.
Find information on self-evaluation for church schools here
The following documents can help with preparation for inspection:
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 July 2019
Church of England publications
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.
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.