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Ofsted and SIAMs Inspections

Have your say about Eyam CE Primary School

Both the Governing body, staff and the Parent's Forum have reviewed the outcome Attendances of last year's feedback: your views are taken seriously and acted upon so thank you for taking the time to give us your feeback.  You asked for information on each topic, so we have sent home paper copies of this as well as posting it on the website. 

Parent View is an online service set up by Ofsted for parents and carers to share, view and feedback information about their child's school at any time of the year.  Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of our school from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.  Ofsted use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping our school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said.  If you want to, you can view the results for any school in England.

You will need to register with Parent View before you can see any school details. Please click on the link below.

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Who are OFSTED and what is their role?

Ofsted aims to improve lives by raising standards in education and children’s social care. We inspect and regulate thousands of organisations and individuals providing education, training and care – from childminders to training providers, schools to local authorities – and we share what we find.

They report directly to Parliament, parents, carers and commissioners. They are responsible for:


  • maintained schools and academies, some independent schools, colleges, apprenticeship providers, prison education and many other educational institutions and programmes outside of higher education
  • childcare, local authorities, adoption and fostering agencies, initial teacher training and teacher development


  • a range of early years and children’s social care services, making sure they’re suitable for children and potentially vulnerable young people


  • publishing reports of our findings so they can be used to improve the overall quality of education and training

What is a SIAMS Inspection?

A SIAMS inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools), focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults within the school community. Inspectors will consider the school's vision, its provision and how effective that provision is.

Inspectors will consider the school’s vision, its provision and how effective that provision is. It is recognised that schools will have a range of approaches to reflect their unique contexts and therefore SIAMS inspectors will appreciate that ‘one size’ does not fit all schools. Instead, they will take the school’s context into consideration and look at outcomes rather than processes.

Inspectors will continue to grade the school on the following overarching question:

‘How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?’

This question is explored through seven strands, which remain unchanged from the 2018 framework:

Strand 1: Vision and Leadership

Strand 2: Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills

Strand 3: Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy

Strand 4: Community and Living Well Together

Strand 5: Dignity and Respect

Strand 6: Impact of Collective Worship

Strand 7: Effectiveness of Religious Education