Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

SIAMS Revised Evaluation Schedule  – September 2021

SIAMS Revised Evaluation Schedule Annotated Version – September 2021

SIAMS Inspection Letter to Parents


SIAMS Schedule 2021

From the Autumn Term 2021, SIAMS inspections resume. However, the Church of England Education office consider that it would be unwise and unreasonable to simply expect inspection activity to pick up from where it left off almost 18 months ago or to write a brand new SIAMS Evaluation Schedule with new criteria..

Therefore instead they have issued a revised Evaluation Schedule, link above.

Inspectors will grade the school on the following over-arching inspection question:

“How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils to flourish?”

This question is explored through seven strands:

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • The impact of collective worship
  • The 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.