In all Church of England Schools an OFSTED inspection is complemented by a visit from the SIAMS inspector (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).
The purpose of the SIAMS inspection is to judge the school’s effectiveness as a Church of England school. The inspector visits a range of lessons (not just RE), plus events such as Collective Worship (assemblies) and generally forms a judgement on life at the school, particularly regarding the extent to which our Christian ethos translates into actual practice on an everyday basis.
SIAMS replaces the SIAS Inspection process. Our most recent inspection was in 2011 but under the SIAS framework. The overall judgement for the inspection was Good with some outstanding features and relates to our distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church school. Please click here to view the report for St Nicholas Middle and here for Pinvin First School
As a Church School we would like to share with you an example of our Values based Collective Worships. We have an example for each of the Christian Values we explore.
We also conduct Collective Worship with different foci that are pertinent to particular points in time. Below are some examples of these.
The Federation is the process of Federating all our policies so that we can be as one as a Church School. The following policies are our new policies for RE and Collective Worship that have been developed by our Chrsitian Distinctiveness Team:
For further information on The National Society that operates the SIAMS inspection process, please click on the link below.