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Audlem St James
C of E Primary School

Church School Inspection

As a Church of England school we are subject to a SIAMS inspection aswell as an Ofsted Inspection. The SIAMS inspection takes place every 5years. 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.

In February 2016 our school was graded as Outstanding.

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Audlem St. James as a Church of England school are outstanding

  • Highly effective leadership by the headteacher which ensures that Christian values are embedded through the whole school which impacts upon well-being and achievement.
  • Very attractive, interactive classroom prayer areas which support rotational class worship so that pupils experience worship with a variety of leaders and in a variety of forms.
  • Highly effective monitoring and support by the governors to enable the church school distinctiveness to improve.

"Audlem St James is a warm, welcoming school where all pupils are valued and supported to 'learn, play and pray'. The school is a place of celebration and praise where everyone matters and pupils are encouraged to 'Let your light shine'. "

Inspection focus

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?
How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

Click on the attached document to read our report in full.

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