Who are Ofsted?

What is SIAMS?

Ofsted is the inspectorate for children and learners in England. It is our job to contribute to the provision of better education and care through effective inspection and regulation. We achieve this through a comprehensive system of inspection and regulation covering childcare, schools, colleges, children's services, teacher training and youth work. Each week, we carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits, helping professionals in education and childcare make a difference to the lives of children and young people.

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 Act 2005.  It is a key element of the life of all Church of England and Methodist schools in England.

"We are a non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament. Our independence means you can rely on us for impartial information about the quality of education and care."       



SIAMS explores ways in which each schools theologically rooted Christian vision drives its work and enables the school to live up to it's foundation as a Church school by seeking to answer six specific Inspection Questions (IQs).