Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMs)
Every five years, The Church of England commissions an inspection of Church of England Schools. Our most recent visit took place on Monday 1st July 2019. We were the third school from across the Diocese of Canterbury to be inspected under the new Church of England Schedule (published 2018).
This visit explored how effectively our Christian vision is established and promoted in order for all children at the school, regardless of faith, to flourish. The visit also specifically looked at how effective Collective worship is and how children learn in RE.
Some key observations and judgements published in the report (below) include:
‘The vision is at the centre of the school development plan, with the needs of each pupil being fundamental.’
‘Governor monitoring of all school activities is regular and rigorous, resulting in continual improvement within the school.’
‘Large floor books enable all pupil work to be celebrated and for each pupil to be valued as an individual.’
‘The enquiry based approach, often commencing with big questions, has allowed pupils to deepen their learning.’
‘Pupils demonstrate compassion for those in need and have been active in fundraising for local, national and international charities.’
‘Pupils recognise that worship is a time to reflect and to consider what they have learned during the school day.’