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'While we have time let us do good to all’. (Galatians 6:10)'

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SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)

Harris Church of England Academy is delighted to announce the results of their recent SIAMs inspection that took place in January. 


As a Church of England School, Harris is subject to the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) to assess whether the school has embedded and is reflecting a Christian Vision.  The report states unequivocally that Harris is “living up to its foundation as a Church School, and is enabling pupils and adults to flourish”.  Harris are pleased that the judgement given by SIAMS inspector reflects the school’s Christian ethos in caring for all those in its family, with the report stating that “The culture of care for all at Harris is exceptional”.


The report also praises the students who “behave well, showing empathy and loyalty towards others”, and stated that the staff are committed to making learning in lessons the best it can be for all”.  It also highlighted the school’s partnership with The Brooke School as a mutually beneficial arrangement that “enhances the expertise and support for SEND within the school”. 


On receiving the positive report from the inspector, Headteacher, Roberta Harrison stated I am thrilled that our commitment to every member of our Harris family has been recognised and we will continue to ensure that we do everything that we can, whilst we have time, to do good to all.”


SIAMS stands for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework as a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".


A SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the academy has on the students who attend it. The focus of the inspection is around four key questions:


  • How well does the academy, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the academy community?
  • How effective is the Religious Education?
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?