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SIAMs Report

The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it.  

 

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

 

Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to 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 the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school

 

On the 13th July this year Ann Edwards C of E primary School had our SIAMs Inspection. We are very please to report it was 'Good'. The new framework is very rigorous and as a school we are delighted with the result and the very clear indicators of areas we can continue to strengthen.

 

'The key headlines are :-

'An important aspect of the impact of the school's Christian ethos is the extent to which the school has responded to meet the needs of different groups of children.'

'Christian values make a difference to the quality of relationships throughout the school community and underpin the care and nurture given to meet the needs of all children'

' The commitment of the head teacher and other school leaders has ensured that the school has moved forward as a church school in the last two years'

' Relationships in the school are excellent and children , when given the opportunity to discuss matters of faith  and belief , do so with considerable insight'. They engage in conversation  with excitement and a real delight to grapple difficult abstract concepts'

'The head teacher, fully supported by other senior leaders and governors, has ensured that the school has made substantial progress since the previous inspection in developing the Christian ethos so that it has greater meaning to members of the school community. She clearly articulate a vision based on a Christian perspective of core values and understands how they impact on the lives of children.'

 

Everything we strive for !

 

Thank you to the whole school team.

 

Helen Sowden

Head teacher.

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