Section 48 Inspection or Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
Each Church school and Academy is required to have a Section 48 Inspection for a judgement on its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school. The Church of England Education Office (CEEO) has issued advice that a Section 48 inspection should occur sometime after five years has elapsed following the previous Section 48 inspection.
The purpose of the SIAMS inspection is to verify the school’s evaluation of its performance in relation to the one key question.
Here is a link to SIAMS information on the CEEO website: CEEO SIAMS page