The SIAMS process has been devised by the National Society to standardise inspection practices and judgements in all Church of England and Methodist Schools and to meet the requirements of Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.
SIAMS/S48 judges the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the academy as a Church of England school and aims to help schools improve as church schools.
The main focus is in the outcomes i.e. the impact of provision rather than the provision itself.
There are four key questions:
- How well does the academy, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the adacemy community?
- How effective is the religious education?
- How effective are the leadership and management of the academy as a church school?