As a church school we also have a SIAMS inspection (‘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.
The SIAMS Evaluation Schedule 2018 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:
1. Vision and Leadership
2. Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
3. Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
4. Community and Living Well Together
5. Dignity and Respect
6. The impact of collective worship
7. The effectiveness of religious education
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 for teaching and learning in religious education (RE).
St George's last SIAMS Inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) was held on 10th July 2017.
The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St George's as a Church of England School was judged to be outstanding in all areas. The full report can be read below.