In addition to Ofsted inspections, Church schools also undergo a denominational inspection - a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, SIAMS, which assesses the effectiveness of Church of England schools as Church schools.
At the heart of the SIAMS process is school self-evaluation carried out by staff and governors. This evidence is then examined by an inspector who also makes his or her own observations before producing a report based around four key questions.
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is Religious Education?
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school, as a church school?
This enables a judgement to be made against set grade criteria.
Our school was inspected in February 2018 and we were delighted to be rated as Outstanding. The report can be read here.