SIAMS Inspections

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school’s Christian vision on pupils and adults.

The links and documents below designed to help you through the SIAMS inspection process.

Church of England, Education Department Website

Christian Values for Schools

This website is worth looking at in detail before completing section 1.

SIAMS documents include:


Schools SIAMS Evaluation Form 2014 (Please complete within ten days of your inspection)

SIAMS – National Society Self-Evaluation Model SEF 26-02-13 (optional)

SIAMS Evaluation Schedule 2018

Self-Evaluation Form


Guidance for ethos groups

CoE-Vision-for-Education: Church of England Education Office July 2016

RE Statement of Entitlement (new version) June 16

Additional guidance you will need to refer to in preparation for your SIAMS inspection:

Valuing all God’s Children: Guidance for Church of England Schools on Challenging Homophobic Bullying May 2014 (relevant for Section 1 and 4)

Guidance for implementing Valuing All God’s Children: VAGC 2019.

Making a difference a review of religious education in Church of England Schools September 2014 (relevant for Section 1, 3 and 4)

Working Together The Future of Rural Schools Report October 2014 (relevant for Section 1 and 4

Contact details

If you need further support, please contact Ed Pawson, Diocesan Education Advisor – Lead on RE and SIAMS.

Tel: 01392 294943

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