All Church of England Schools are subject to a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. The principal objective of a 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:-
A SIAMS Inspection of Horbury St Peter’s and Clifton CE (VC) Primary School took place on Friday 30th September 2016. This was conducted by Mr Nigel Castledine, a Registered Inspector appointed by the diocese of Leeds. The inspection process was rigorous and conducted in a similar fashion to an Ofsted inspection. Mr Castledine required access to a range of documentation beforehand, including policy statements and information about progress and attainment. During the inspection he met with various groups of children, parents, staff and with governors. He also observed lessons, reviewed children’s work and joined our collective worship. Following the inspection, the school was graded as outstanding.