'SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church School's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school's Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish'
Dr Margaret James
National Director of SIAMS
SIAMS inspection will explore ways in which our school's theologically rooted vision drives our work and enables our school to live up to its foundation as a church school. It does so by seeking to answer seven inspection questions (IQs)
IQ1: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision enable pupils and adults to flourish?
IQ2: How does the curriculum reflect the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision?
IQ3: How is collective worship enabling pupils and adults to flourish spiritually?
IQ4: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create a culture in which pupils and adults are treated well?
IQ5: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create an active culture of justice and responsibility?
IQ6: Is the religious education curriculum effective (with reference to the expectations set out in the Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement for Religious Education)?
IQ7: What is the quality of religious education in voluntary aided and former voluntary aided schools, and in former voluntary controlled schools in which denominational religious education is taught?
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"And when we think about our calling as a church, or as a school, or as an individual responding to Christ, we always have to look at the bigger picture. You can't just tick one narrow set of boxes and then you're done. God can see through that kind of thing quite easily. God sees a reality that is bigger and more hopeful than we normally imagine."
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, 2014