Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

The new SIAMS Framework has now been published and will be statutory for all church schools from September 2018. Click here for the national Church of England SIAMS page

All Church of England Schools receive a Section 48 Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection as well as the regular Section 5 or Section 8 Ofsted inspection.

Schools judged to be good or better at their last inspection will be re-inspected  five years after the end of the  year  they were last inspected. (For example a school inspected in September 2015 would be re-inspected in September 2020).

Schools judged as less than good in their last inspection may be re-inspected 3 years afterwards. (For example, a school inspected in April 2016 would be re-inspected in April 2019).

SIAMS inspections will be carried out with no more than 1 week’s notice and the school will be informed of the date by the Diocesan SIAMS Manager.

After the inspection a member of the Education Team will make a post-inspection visit to support the school in addressing  the areas for development and inspection findings.

A mid-term monitoring visit by the Diocese will be carried out to assess progress against the areas of development.

Detailed information for schools regarding SIAMS inspections can be found by downloading the following briefing sheet: Information to follow soon.

For further information about SIAMS inspections within the Diocese of Gloucester, please contact: Education


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