In view of the ongoing challenges that schools are facing, Margaret James, Director of SIAMS, has made the decision to extend the suspension of SIAMS inspections. If the situation eases, she hopes to resume inspection notifications the week beginning Monday 21 February, with in-school inspection activity recommencing the week beginning Monday 28 February.

The delays that have been experienced as a result of Covid mean that it is likely that some of the schools that are on the list for inspection before the end of December 2022 will not be inspected within that timeframe. This will be reviewed over the coming months and an updated list will be issued in due course. For the time-being, all schools on the list should continue to assume that they are likely to be inspected.