SIAMS and OFSTED
Church School Inspection (SIAMS)
The Purpose of the SIAMS Inspection
- to provide an evaluation of the impact of the school’s distinctively Christian vision for the governing body, the school, parent, diocese, Church of England Education Dept and wider public.
- to meet the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005 for schools which have a religious character.
- to verify the outcome of the school’s self-evaluation.
- to make a significant contribution to the improvement and sustainability of church schools.
SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact that the Christian vision of the school has 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. Schools will become effective by means of a variety of strategies, approaches and styles which reflect their local context or church tradition. Inspectors will carefully diagnose how each church school has a positive impact on pupils and adults.
Here is a link to the Chiltern Hills Academy Inspection report from its most recent inspections:
Our most recent inspection was in February 2017.
“Leaders know their school well” our OFSTED inspection recognised and further judged the school to be ‘good’ in all categories. “Staff, pupils and parents fully support the headteacher’s vision and would recommend this school to other parents”. “Pupils have embraced the school’s values and ethos. As a result they behave well in lessons and the school is calm and orderly”.
Here are links to that report and the previous one: