The Church of England Education Office (CEEO) has announced that SIAMS inspections will resume in the Autumn term 2021. The essential information is as follows:

  • SIAMS inspections will resume in October, subject to the situation with regard to COVID.
  • Scheduling and management of the SIAMS process is now the remit of the National SIAMS team for more information go to the CEEO SIAMS page or ODBE SIAMS Guidance page

The SIAMS inspection schedule  is a national set of criteria, produced by the CEEO. The revised inspection schedule is based on the Church of England’s Vision for Education, ‘Deeply Christian, serving the Common Good’ (2016).

The Evaluation Schedule has one inspection question: How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?

Schools are judged on the effectiveness of their Christian vision. This means how the vision is lived out to ensure pupils and adults flourish. 

A range of courses to support preparation for SIAMS is available on the ODBE Development, Training and Support page. Further support is, of course, available from your ODBE School Adviser.