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Would your school benefit from comprehensive training in the new SIAMS Framework?

The Diocese of Leeds, in partnership with the Swaledale Teaching School Alliance, is offering three linked half day training sessions focused on digging deeper into the new SIAMs framework and providing schools with materials and support to meet the challenges and opportunities the new framework provides.  

The new SIAMs schedule is radically different to any previous versions and offers a genuine opportunity to reassess our vision, purpose and approach in church school education. This new framework focuses unashamedly on vision with an emphasis on purpose in education, ensuring that the school’s Christian vision impacts in ways which enable the whole school community to flourish. 

Who is the training aimed at? 

The training is designed for Head teachers, senior leaders and SIAMs managers. The sessions are not aimed at supporting governors. However, Chairs of governing bodies or those with a particular focus on ‘church school distinctiveness’ would be more than welcome.  

What is the content of the training? 

Each of the half day sessions, facilitated by Simon Sloan (Diocesan School Advisor – Senior Leadership), will have a linked task to undertake in schools / academies with a view to sharing successes, challenges and ‘quick wins’. The tasks are focused around the actions schools need to take with regard to the SIAMs framework and as such should not add additional work beyond that which all church schools would need to consider anyway.  

Training schedule 

Session 1 of 3  (Revised date and time)

Tuesday 6th November 2018 Brompton on Swale CE Primary at 9 am - 12 pm: 

  • Purpose, Vision and Leadership: re-examining, resetting & revitalising 
  • An exploration of the key themes in the new framework with a focus on how these elements thread through all aspects of school improvement planning.  
  • Why ‘vision’ matters and the steps schools need to take in relation to the new framework.  

Session 2 of 3  

Wednesday 21st November 2018 Brompton on Swale CE Primary at 1pm: 

  • Educating for wisdom, hope, community and dignity.  
  • Explore key themes underpinning the new framework and how these themes might impact on provision, including curriculum planning and the spiritual & ethical development of pupils.  
  • Examine in depth the descriptors for ‘good’ and ‘excellent’ provision as well as sharing examples of approaches taken by schools in a variety of contexts. 

Session 3 of 3  

Wednesday 13th February 2019 Brompton on Swale CE Primary at 1pm: 

  • Religious Education, Collective Worship and self-evaluation.  
  • Explore the key principles underpinning Religious Education and Collective Worship for ALL church schools.  
  • Share examples of approaches taken by a variety of schools and look in depth at the descriptors that underpin ‘good’ and ‘excellent’ provision.  
  • Identify key elements to ensure schools’ self-evaluations effectively demonstrate the impact of actions taken.  


What is the cost of the training package? 

For partner schools the cost of the training package is £200. Non Alliance schools are welcome to attend at a cost of £300.  Please note that cancellations within 7 days of the course may still incur a charge. 

Download the flyer: 

How do I book onto the training? 

Please contact Leo Stolarski (Alliance administrator) 


or call 01748 818195.