Church School Inspection (SIAMS)

The Purpose of the SIAMS Inspection

  • to provide an evaluation of the impact of the school’s distinctively Christian vision for the governing body, the school, parent, diocese, Church of England Education Dept and wider public.
  • to meet the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005 for schools which have a religious character.
  • to verify the outcome of the school’s self-evaluation.
  • to make a significant contribution to the improvement and sustainability of church schools.

SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact that the Christian vision of the church school has 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. Schools will become effective by means of a variety of strategies, approaches and styles which reflect their local context or church tradition. Inspectors should carefully diagnose how each church school has a positive impact on pupils and adults.

Below is Churchmead's Church School Inspection report from its most recent inspection.  The school was judged as an Outstanding Church school as you will see in the report.


Progress since our last SIAMS

We have seen the following developments since our last inspection:  

We have increased our participation and partnership with our parish church Datchet St. Mary’s including supporting services for example the Remembrance Sunday service and the Christmas coral service. 

This academic year we have provided video bible readings and pupil views for two Oxford Diocesan Worships that have gone out across the diocese.   

Reaching our wider community has included showing our values and vison through our school newsletter that is made available to our local community (Newsletter can be found under news tab).  

We continue to support our homelessness project in conjunction with Datchet St. Mary’s.

Our vision and distinctly Christian ethos forms part of all of our events where parents and the community are invited to attend.  We will use our school prayer to open the events and use bible passages to reflect upon the event. 

Our recruitment process encourages new employees to have faith and support our Christian Ethos. 

Social media has been a huge development over the recent times as tool to show parents what is happening at the school.  The posts will include reference to our vision and values.  The links below are for our social media platforms: 

Facebook: Churchmead Church of England (VA) School

Instagram: Churchmead_insta

Twitter: @ChurchmeadSch