What is SIAMS?

SIAMS is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. This is also known as a Section 48 inspection. All church schools will undergo this inspection which is scheduled every five years. The new SIAMS judgments are: Excellent, Good, Requires Improvement or Ineffective.

The new SIAMS schedule will come into effect this Autumn 2018 – see below.

If you are part of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) your Christian Distinctiveness Advisor (CDA) will guide you through the SIAMS process and the completion of your SIAMS SEF. Please contact the diocese for more information about this.

Further information

For further information on SIAMS please refer to the Church of England website using this link:

Church of England Schools

Diocesan SIAMS protocol

Please see below the Lichfield Board of Educations protocol for SIAMS inspections.

LDBE SIAMS Protocol September 2018

Diocesan Inspectors

Please see below details of our diocesan SIAMS inspectors.

SIAMS Inspectors

The New SIAMS Schedule from September 2018

The new SIAMS schedule is below:

SIAMS Evaluation Schedule 2018 NEW

A suggested SIAMS SEF is below but this is not compulsory. School may wish to devise their own format.

Self-Evaluation Form NEW

LDBE SIAMS 2018 Schedule School Audit

The LDBE has produced a school audit to help school leaders with the new SIAMS schedule. Click here to view and download.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Possible SIAMS questions that could be used for pupil voice. Click here to download.

Strand 3 of the new SIAMS schedule is: Character Education: Hope, Aspiration & Courageous Advocacy

This is linked to Global Education. Please click here for more resources & information.

Mission – a scheme of work

The LDBE have produced a scheme of work that helps to bring together the Church’s vision for education and the new SIAMS framework whilst providing challenging and engaging opportunities for pupils – click here to find out more.

RE Statement of Entitlement

Strand 7 of the new SIAMS schedule purely focuses on religious education. There is a greater emphasis on religious literacy and having rigorous assessment. The Church of England’s statement of entitlement makes clear the expectations for the teaching of RE in its church schools and academies.

Click here for the RE Statement of Entitlement.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

This is covered in Strand 5 ‘Dignity & Respect’ of the new SIAMS schedule. The CofE has produced guidance material and a suggested mental health and wellbeing policy in March 2018. Please click on the links below.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Guidance

Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy

Archive SIAMS Documents