Ofsted & SIAMs Reports
Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) inspects all state schools in England at least every three years. After the inspection is done, Ofsted publishes a report which is available to the public. OFSTED will make a graded judgement against the following areas –
- Overall effectiveness
- Quality of Education
- Behaviour and Attitudes
- Personal Development
- Leadership And Management
When assessing these areas Ofsted inspectors will consider:
- the school’s assessment of its own performance
- performance data
- pupils’ work
- lesson observations
- input from parents
- discussions with pupils and staff
The principal objective of a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school. Towards this objective, inspectors will consider the following:
How the school supports pupils to serve The Common Good in a wider context in line with the Church of England Vision for Education.
How the biblical underpinning of the vision is understood and the degree to which it can be articulated by pupils, staff, governors and parents.
The extent to which the Christian element of the vision statement is evidenced in the school’s work on social, emotional and cultural learning.
The extent of monitoring and evaluation of the school’s Christian ethos, RE and worship and the effectiveness of this in terms of school improvement.
The degree to which pupils associate behaviour management systems with Christian teaching and the school’s vision.
The impact of collective worship on the whole school community.
Pupils’ understanding of prayer.
The school’s understanding of spirituality.
The degree to which the Christian distinctiveness of the school impacts upon pupils’ understanding of diversity and difference.
The extent of moderation in RE teaching.