Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
The main features of SIAMS inspection
1. The purposes of SIAMS inspection are:
SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian character of the church school has on the learner. Schools will become effective by means of a variety of strategies, approaches and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition. Inspectors should carefully diagnose how the impact that each church school has on the learner is achieved and how the learner’s personal and educational needs are being met. They will not apply a preconceived template of what a distinctive or effective church school should be like.
From - A framework for inspection and self-evaluation of Church of England and Methodist schools - Revised version November 2012