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    Schools Status Summary

    Schools Status Summary - Church of England in Birmingham and Affiliated Schools.

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    Governor's Code of Practice

    This is a policy approved by the Diocesan Board of Education that outlines some basic principles of standards and ethos of Governing bodies.

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    Bishop's School Visitors: FAQs

    Bishop’s School Visitors are a group of people – usually retired senior leaders from church schools – who offer pastoral support to our Church schools and particularly the Head Teachers on a voluntary basis. Schools are not obliged have a Bishop’s School Visitor but they can choose to have one. The visitor does not adhere to any reporting line so that all discussion is confidential.

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    Affiliated Schools FAQs

    Schools that are not Church schools can affiliate to the Diocese if the Governing body so chooses. This does not mean that they become a Church school, but it does give the school greater connection to the local church and also the services that the Diocese offers.

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    Strategy for School Effectiveness

    The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) in Birmingham Diocese is the strategic body responsible for ensuring that all Church of England (and Church affiliated) schools across the Diocese develop their distinctive nature and use their specific ethos and values to demonstrate and sustain excellence in the quality of their provision. The DBE expects that all Diocesan schools will have the highest aspirations and outcomes for all pupils (from whatever background) in terms of meeting individual learning needs and securing high levels of achievement.

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    Section 48 inspection or Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools (SIAMS)

    Each church schools and academy is required to have a Section 48 inspection for a judgement on its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school. Previously, the Section 48 inspection was scheduled to follow the Section 5 inspection by Ofsted. Since 2013, the timing of the Section 48 inspection is no longer related Section 5 inspection. The National Society has issued advice that a Section 48 inspection should occur sometime after five years has elapsed following the previous Section 48 inspection. The SIAMS inspection therefore has its own status and value rather than being an appendix to that conducted by Ofsted.

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    SIAMS Framework for Inspection

    This framework sets out the expectations of the National Society (NS) for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. It is designed to be used as the basis for the external moderation of a school’s SIAMS referenced self-evaluation.

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    SIAMS National Society Self Evaluation

    Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). Self-Evaluation Model Document.

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    SIAMS Evaluation Schedule

    The Evaluation Schedule for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

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    SIAMS Grade Descriptors - Questions

    Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Grade descriptors.

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    An Invitation to Tender

    An invitation to tender to be added to Birmingham Diocese’s Framework of Suppliers of Educational Support.

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    DBET Academies Accountability Framework

    To ensure that all academies sponsored by the Church of England in Birmingham are rigorously monitored, advised, supported and challenged to rapidly improve their outcomes for children and young people, an accountability framework has been developed by the DBET.

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    FASC Standard Key Questions

    Standard key questions from Finance & Scrutiny Committee (FASC) to Schools.

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    FASC Key Performance Indicators Termly Report

    Finance & Scrutiny Committee (FASC) (of DBET) Key Performance Indicators Termly Report.

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    FASC Membership and Terms of Reference

    Finance & Scrutiny Committee (FASC) (of DBET) Membership and Terms of Reference.

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    SIC Initial Health Check

    Schools Improvement Committee (SIC) Challenge Adviser School Initial Health Check.

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    SIC Challenge Adviser Job Description

    School Improvement Committee (SIC) Challenge Adviser Job Description.

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    SIC Key Performance Indicators Report

    School Improvement Committee (SIC) Key Performance Indicators Termly Report

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    SIC Challenge Adviser School Visit Record

    School Improvement Committee (SIC) Challenge Adviser School Visit Record

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    SIC Membership and Terms of Reference

    School Improvement Committee (SIC) Membership and Terms of Reference.