Statutory inspection of Anglican & Methodist schools SIAMS

Statutory inspection of Anglican & Methodist schools SIAMS

Statutory inspection of Anglican & Methodist schools SIAMS Margaret James & Shahne Vickery Why make changes to the inspection schedule? To raise standards

To increase parity of standards nationwide To clearly define outstanding Scheduling arrangements No link with scheduling of Ofsted inspections No more than 1 weeks notice No negotiation of date Pre inspection support

Getting evidence to the inspector SIAMS inspection briefing (SIB) When can you expect a SIAMS inspection? Schools judged to be good or outstanding at the last inspection in the 5th year after the end of the academic year within which the last inspection took place

Schools judged to be satisfactory or inadequate between 3 & 5 years after the end of the academic year within which the last inspection took place The principle objective of a SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school

Structure of the evaluation schedule 4 core questions Evaluation statements MUST Supporting evidence MAY Grade descriptors Satisfactory remains Change to inadequate Summary judgement

How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners? Academic achievement, personal well being, attendance & exclusion RE Distinctive Christian values, as opposed to

shared human values, understood by all Understanding of spirituality & spiritual development across the curriculum Understanding of Christianity as a multi cultural world faith What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?

Distinctively Christian Christian basis of school values Trinity Spiritual development Planning, leadership & evaluation Prayer Engaging, inspiring, transformative Collective worship cont Theological basis of worship &

pupils understanding of this Key elements of worship Centrality of prayer Inclusive How effective is the religious education? Emphasis on standards of attainment & achievement Quality of teaching & learning

Teaching of Christianity National Society Statement of Entitlement Role of subject leader & profile of subject Learners acquisition & application of skills Christian values How effective are the leadership & management of the school as a church school? Role of governors

Monitoring & evaluation of the impact of the schools distinctive Christian character Explicit Christian vision & its impact Future leaders of church schools Self evaluation of the schools distinctive Christian character involving the whole school community Leadership & management

cont. Areas for development Statement of Entitlement for RE Live out & promote Christian values Governors well informed about the schools performance & distinctiveness through self evaluation Whole curriculum informed by distinctive Christian vision Responsibility for leadership of RE &

worship Summary judgement 4 core questions Ofsted Schools tracking data Attendance & exclusion data Self evaluation Needs to identify distinctiveness &

effectiveness as a priority Should include all members of the school community Must lead to improvement Should be up to date See Traffic Light Grids National Society self evaluation models Timetable Informed by the SIB

Initial discussion with headteacher Data scrutiny Joint lesson observations Staff, pupils, governors, parents, academy sponsors Time for reflection Feedback Evidence required All self evaluation on day of

notification School development plan RE action plan RE assessment data, planning and books Relevant policies Actions since last inspection Complaints Any disagreements should be

resolved with the inspector on the day of the inspection if possible Contact Margaret James post inspection if necessary Resolved by Diocese or passed onto National Society Inspection support from the Diocese Mid inspection cycle support visit

Pre inspection visit or phone call Post inspection visit Training courses, resources & publications Website

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