Our latest SIAMS report
We are delighted to be able to share with you our latest SIAMS report.
The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) is the Church of England and Methodist Church’s outworking of the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005. It is a key element of the life of all Church of England and Methodist schools in England.
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 new SIAMS Inspection Framework 2023, requires inspectors make one of two judgements:
The inspection findings indicate that the school is living up to its foundation as a Church school, and is enabling pupils and adults to flourish.
The inspection findings indicate that the school has strengths, but that there are also issues that leaders need to address as a matter of priority.
The SIAMS Inspection on January 18th 2024 reported that "the inspection findings indicate that St George’s Church of England Primary School is living up to its foundation as a Church school."
The report shares some particular key strengths:
▪ ‘St. George’s is a warm and welcoming village school.’
▪ ‘The school’s inspiring vision shapes the rich curriculum offer and makes excellent use of the local area of Purbeck.’
▪ ‘The school’s vision makes a positive impact on the flourishing of pupils.’
▪ ‘Pupils are passionate about taking care of their local areas.’
▪ ‘Parents appreciate the sensitive and thoughtful manner in which they care for pupils with more complex needs.’
▪ ‘Pupils, staff and parents are united in their sense of belonging and togetherness’; ‘They are proud to be part of this loving community.’
▪ ‘This is a place of welcome, where priority is given to treating one another with care, dignity and respect. The associated Christian value of ‘togetherness’ lies at the heart of this small school and creates a sense of community among pupils, staff and parents.’