The Leicester DBE SIAMS/Section 48 forms and resources are listed below. Should you require any further information about SIAMS inspections, please contact Yolanda Morley-McKay, DBEOffice@LecCofE.org
SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.
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?
This is explored through seven strands:
One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school. In addition a standalone grade is awarded in all schools for collective worship and in voluntary aided (VA) schools and former VA schools for religious education (RE). This grade is based on teaching and learning alone.
Section 2 of the handbook detailing the purpose of the inspection is currently in revision. All other elements of the handbook are still valid and should be referred to by schools and inspectors as appropriate
The Leicester Diocesan School Inspection Team:
Diocesan Director of Education
SIAMS Manager for Leicester Diocese
Kath Allsopp (836)
Lyn Field (151)
Sheila Grice (165)
Carol Price (869)
Wendy Wakefield (867)
All Leicester Inspectors are National Society registered and trained and hold up-to-date insurance and DBS checks.