Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMs)
All Church of England schools undergo a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). The purpose of SIAMS is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of a school as a church school. The key question posed by SIAMS is how effective is the school's distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling all pupils and adults to flourish?
SIAMS explores ways in which each school’s theologically rooted Christian vision drives its work and enables the school to live up to its foundation as a Church school. It does so by seeking to answer six or (in the case of Voluntary Aided schools) seven Inspection Questions (IQs).
- IQ1: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision enable pupils and adults to flourish?
- IQ2: How does the curriculum reflect the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision?
- IQ3: How is collective worship enabling pupils and adults to flourish spiritually?
- IQ4: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create a culture in which pupils and adults are treated well?
- IQ5: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create an active culture of justice and responsibility?
- IQ6: Is the religious education curriculum effective (with reference to the expectations set out in the Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement for Religious Education)?
- IQ7: What is the quality of religious education in voluntary aided and former voluntary aided schools, and in former voluntary controlled schools in which denominational religious education is taught?
Our most recent SIAMs inspection took place in September 2023, and we were praised for:
- The Christian vision of South Kilworth has a positive and lasting impact on the school community. It is well articulated by leaders at all levels.
- The collaborative support within the multi-academy trust enhances the school's inclusive and caring culture. Pupils and adults are valued and treated with respect.
- Invitational collective worship is highly valued by all. Pupil's spiritual growth is developed and nurtured.
- Pupil leadership is well established. Pupils live out the school's vision and values through their care for each other, social action and by taking opportunities to challenge injustice.
- Religious education (RE) is well planned and taught. As a result of this, pupils have a good knowledge and understanding of a range of world religions.
To see the full report please click on the attachment below.