SIAMS reports (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) provide an evaluation of a school's distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church School. St Matthew's last report in 2015 was OUTSTANDING and the whole staff team continue to work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive school for our very diverse school community with a distinctively Christian character. This ethos is underpinned by our Vision and Mission statements.
The area to improve from our previous SIAMS inspection was:
- Develop an RE evidence base that uses consistent and effective strategies for assessment, including moderation that enables assessment for learning.
Actions: The Subject leader has implemented a robust assessment strategy across the whole school. All teaching staff have been trained in the procedures and expectations for assessment in RE. These assessments are completed termly, and the Subject Leader moderates these judgements to ensure that there is consistency across school. Moderation sessions for staff are built into the Staff Meeting & Staff Development planning cycle. The Subject leader keeps examples of work for children at the expected standards in RE for reference.