Langafel Church of England Primary School
LangafelChurch of England Primary School

SIAMS

On Friday 3rd October 2014 Langafel had its Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it.

We are pleased to announce that we achieved GOOD in all areas of the inspection.

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“The headteacher clearly articulates and promotes a clear and distinctly Christian vision within the school community. Her vision of an embedded set of Christian values which supports all pupils is well on its way to fruition.”

“Teachers use very positive behaviour management strategies based around forgiveness and reconciliation which encourage and foster good behaviour.”

“The school is proud of its fully inclusive nature; all of God’s children are treated individually and are encouraged to develop their talents regardless of their starting point.”

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.

The framework provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are

“distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions”.

Inspection focus:

SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.

  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  • How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
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