The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) supports Church schools in preparing for Inspections by both Ofsted and SIAMS.

Ofsted inspects all maintained schools and academies in England under Section 5 of the Education Act 2005.  

Religious Education/Collective Worship

Church of England Voluntary Controlled schools and academies which were formerly VC - Ofsted inspects RE but not Collective Worship.  CW is inspected under a SIAMS inspection.

Church of England Voluintary Aided Schools and academies which were formerly VA - Ofsted does NOT inspect RE and Collective Worship. These are inspected under a SIAMS inspection.

The Diocesan Director of Education (DDE), Deputy Director of Education (Deputy DDE) or School Effectiveness Officer will (by invitation) attend OfSTED feedback meetings on the final day of an OfSTED inspection.

Further information:

SIAMS Inspections page | Weblink

Ofsted School Inspection Handbook | Weblink

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