Guidance and Key Documents


You will be notified by the national SIAMS team a week prior to the inspection.  Schools are encouraged to undertake regular self-evaluation against the SIAMS Self-Evaluation schedule, the school can use any format for self-evaluation it wishes. We have prepared a helpful summary version of the schedule for schools to use as an intorduction to the SIAMS process.. Schools should refer to the CEEO SIAMS page for more related documents.

Following initial contact with the inspector and their receipt of self-evaluation documents you will receive a Pre-Inspection Plan from the inspector 48hrs before the inspection. An essential part of the SIAMS inspection is scrutiny of the website this Website Guidance Checklist will help you make sure that your website meets the expectations.

SIAMS self-evaluation

Schools may offer this in whatever format they choose. We ask leaders to keep whatever is drafted to a manageable minimum. The inspector will ask for a Summary Reflection a 2 page document asking schools to answer the 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?’

The summary should consider all seven strands.

SIAMS inspectors will work with whatever documentation you have at the point of inspection and fully appreciate that this might be ‘work in progress’. We encourage leaders to update their SEF regularly and to invite comments from a range of stakeholders.

These documents may also be helpful to you:

CEEO SIAMS Information for Schools


SIAMS Appeals and Complaints Policy

SIAMS Inspection Deferral Policy

Church of England Vision for Education

RE Statement of Entitlement

Valuing All God's Children

Mental Health and Well Being Guidance

CEEO Collective Worship Guidance

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