The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) is a key element of the life of all Church of England and Methodist schools in England. SIAMS explores ways in which each school’s theologically rooted Christian vision drives its work and enables the school to live up to its foundation as a Church school. A SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the school’s Christian vision on its pupils and adults and how it enables all pupils to flourish.
Highlights from our SIAMS Report
The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Brill as a Church of England school are Outstanding
Our last SIAMS report was in March 2018. In this it was noted that
- An established, widely acknowledged and supported Christian ethos, based on everyone being loved, challenged and inspired to ‘have the wind in our sails’, has a clear impact on behaviour, attitudes to learning and relationships.
- The headteacher supported by staff and governors articulates a strong Christian vision, which is highly valued by children and parents.
- The Christian distinctiveness enriches the support for all pupils which maintains the high levels of attainment, progress and enjoyment.
- A broad and highly creative curriculum provides excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) provision, resulting in the development of caring, reflective and articulate pupils.
- Inclusive and creative worship provides pupils, staff and parents with opportunities to think deeply about the school’s values and Christian teaching.
- Strong, mutually beneficial links with the Bernwode Benefice and the local community develop a sense of reciprocal service which results in the school being held in high regard.
- Rich provision in RE enables pupils to demonstrate a good knowledge of a wide range of beliefs and a respect for diversity.