The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) and its Education Team is NOT responsible for inspecting Church schools – it does, however, support Church schools in preparing for Inspections – by both OfSTED and SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).
The Diocesan Director of Education (DDE), Deputy Director of Education (Deputy DDE) or School Effectiveness Officer will (by invitation) attend OfSTED feedback meetings on the final day of an OfSTED inspection.
Schools are advised to maintain up-to-date Self-Evaluation Forms (see below) as part of their routine monitoring and evaluation processes. The close participation of the Governing Body in this process is strongly encouraged in addition to a wide range of other Stakeholders.
The SIAMS runs to a separate schedule to OfSTED inspections. Schools are inspected no less than 3 to 5 years after their last inspection.
- SIAMS Framework | PDF
Seven training sessions on the new Framework have been organised over the past 18 months and Governing Bodies can request a Whole Governing Body Training session by contacting the Deputy Director.
Following OfSTED and SIAMS inspections the Deputy Director, the School Effectiveness Officer and the Schools’ Adviser are available to support individual schools on a “needs-be” basis and at no cost to the school.
- Self-evaluation Form-+
- Governors' Questions | PDF
- SIAMS Self-evaluation form | DOC
- Additional Advice for Collective worship and your SEF | PDF
- SIAMS Grade Descriptors | DOC (define, for each of the questions, what comprises: an Outstanding, a Good, a Satisfactory, or an Inadequate School).
For help completing the SEF please contact the Deputy Director.
VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED SCHOOLS - please remember you need answer only questions 1, 2 and 4.
VOLUNTARY AIDED SCHOOLS - you must answer all four questions from the SEF.
Ideally, your SEF is a working document - updated at regular intervals and populated after consultation with a number of stakeholders. The Deputy Director holds a series of exemplar SEFs which are available for examination.
Please remember that the SEF is the Inspector's gateway to the effectiveness of your School as a Church School. The wider the range of evidence it holds the better able they will be to formulate accurate hypotheses to test-out during the day-long inspection.
- Current SIAMS reports-+
Church schools are inspected under the SIAMS regulations. These inspections take place every 3 to 5 years - the actual frequency is governed by the outcome of the previous inspection.
Every school's latest SIAMS report is available to download here by clicking on the name of the school.
Schools are listed by their town/village name - if you cannot find the report you are looking for call Alister (Deputy DDE) on 01473 298570 or email him for assistance. He can also give you access to archived reports.
This page was last updated on 21 July 2016 and contains reports of inspections concluded by 28 June.
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- Long Melford CEVCP School
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