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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 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".

 

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?

The National Society's Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.

The style of inspection by SIAMS is changing over the next few months, it will focus on the following three questions:
  • Who are we as a school?

  • Why are we here?

  • How then do we live?

It looks at this from seven different strands:

Vision and Leadership

Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills

Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy

Community and Living Well Together

Dignity and Respect

The impact of collective worship

The effectiveness of religious education 

 

 

The Diocese of Peterborough

The Board of Education oversees the provision of Church schools in the Diocese of Peterborough. The Board is committed to its mission of promoting Christian education, excelling in quality, distinctive in sharing God’s love.

All Saints Church - Oakham

All Saints Parish Church Oakham, situated right in the heart of the town, is the largest Church in England's smallest county. It has a full range of worship and community activities on every day of the week. We work in partnership with the churches and ministers of the other nine churches in the Oakham Team Ministry. There are very good and fruitful relations with other Churches in the town.
 
We aim to be a welcoming Christian community and as the only Anglican church in the town we attract people from all traditions. We value our musical life and are committed to engaged preaching. Children are welcomed and encouraged at all our services. A range of home, fellowship and study groups are held in the Parish and across the Team.
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Collective worship themes

Christmas Service 2015

Easter Service 2016
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