Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
Church of England schools are also regularly inspected under a process called the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). These inspections focus on the ethos and leadership of the school as a Church school. The inspection is for one day and occurs usually every five years.
St Mary's Bryanston Square last received a SIAMS inspection in December 2014. We are currently awaiting a new inspection under a new SIAMS framework.
When a school is inspected under the SIAMS Framework the key question inspectors will be addressing is:
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 then explored through seven strands:
Strand 1: Vision and Leadership;
Strand 2: Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills;
Strand 3: Character Development: Hope,Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
Strand 4: Community and LivingWell Together
Strand 5: Dignity and Respect;
Strand 6: The impact of collective worship;
Strand 7: The effectiveness of religious education