Ofsted and SIAMS Inspection
The government has a duty to check the quality of public education provided in all schools across the country. The mechanism for doing this lies with the government school inspectors called Ofsted. We are very proud of our last Ofsted report which you can see in detail below. We were judged good in all areas.
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
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 question is 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 Living Well Together
Strand 5: Dignity and Respect
Strand 6: The impact of Collective Worship
Strand 7: The effectiveness of Religious Education
Read our most recent SIAMS Inspection Report where St Wilfrid's was graded GOOD in all areas.