Inspections for Church of England and Methodist schools will be paused at least until the end of January as schools continue to deal with high case numbers of Covid-19.

In view of the additional pressures with which school leaders and staff are currently dealing as a result of the rapid spread of Omicron variant of Covid, no SIAMS inspections will take place until Monday 31st January at the earliest. The National Director of SIAMS will review the situation over the coming weeks and will update diocesan education teams, as well as the SIAMS website, with the date of the resumption of normal activity. Once inspections resume, schools will receive one weeks notice of the their inspection as per the notification policy.

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