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Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools – SIAMS


All Church of England schools and academies undergo an inspection coordinated by each diocese in addition to Ofsted (Section 5/8) inspections under Section 48 of the 2005 Education Act.

The purpose of SIAMS is to evaluate how effective the school is as a church school in terms of meeting the needs of learners. These needs include well-being, personal development, safeguarding and academic progress.

Leadership, management and governance are evaluated from the perspective of the school being a Church of England school.

Religious education is assessed in both Voluntary Controlled and Voluntary Aided schools. In VA schools, however, a separate judgement and paragraph form part of the full report. VC schools may request this paragraph in a SIAMS inspection.

Hereford Protocol SIAMS S48

In the Diocese of Hereford, Allyson Taylor is the SIAMS Manager. She coordinates the inspection process and leads a team of SIAMS Inspectors.

For the Self-evaluation documents click here