All Church of England Schools are required to have a SIAMS inspection, the inspection process for Diocesan Church Schools (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). The inspection assesses the extent to which the School is a 'distinctively and recognisably a Christian institution'.
Inspections usually take place at intervals of no more than five years, and our latest inspections took place on 29th June 2016 at Mursley CE School and 28th June 2016 at Swanbourne CE School.
The inspections follow a timetable independent of Ofsted. The principal objective of the inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
SIAMS retains the same over-arching question as SIAS:
'How distinctive and effective is the school as a Church of England School?'
This is assessed by looking at the following 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?
· How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
The church school's self-evaluation, will seek to judge how well the distinctive Christian character and values ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person.
See more at: www.oxford.anglican.org
Please click on the link below to view the school's latest SIAMS report from June 2016 showing our areas of strength and the areas we needed to develop.