The Purpose of the SIAMS Inspection
- to provide an evaluation of the impact of the school’s distinctively Christian vision for the governing body, the school, parent, diocese, Church of England Education Dept and wider public.
- to meet the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005 for schools which have a religious character.
- to verify the outcome of the school’s self-evaluation.
- to make a significant contribution to the improvement and sustainability of church schools.
SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact that the Christian vision of the church school has on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Schools will become effective by means of a variety of strategies, approaches and styles which reflect their local context or church tradition. Inspectors should carefully diagnose how each church school has a positive impact on pupils and adults.
Below is Churchmead's Church School Inspection report from its most recent inspection. The school was judged as an Outstanding Church school as you will see in the report.
Progress since our last SIAMS
Headteacher, Mr C Tomes wrote:
"I am delighted to confirm the school achieved excellent in all areas. Only 2% of church schools nationally have achieved this standard and we are the first secondary school in the Diocese of Oxford to secure an excellent judgement in all areas. A key theme throughout the report is the transformation that has taken place at the school.