SIAMS - a priority for Governance Boards

Whether fairly imminent or in the future it is important that governors understand their role in preparing for and during a SIAMS Inspection.

This session will unpack the priorities from the inspection schedule and how governance boards can prepare both themselves, and support their headteacher, in striving for the best outcome. The aim will be to learn from recent experience and enable the development of priorities for good practice in a church school.

Location: Online via Zoom

Duration: 2 hours

Suitable for: Governors, Headteachers

Facilitator: Governance Consultant, Mike Simmonds


7 February 2022, 4pm-6pm

Course facilitator

Mike works as Governance Consultant for the Diocese of Chelmsford as well as Governance Development Officer for the Diocese of Chichester. He is a Tutor on the Online Church School Governance Course for Liverpool Hope University. These roles include delivering training, providing support for schools and governance bodies and creating resources including a Grove Book, 'Church School Governance'. Alongside this he is a conference speaker on governance and education in general.

Mike Simmonds has 40 years' experience in school leadership/governance across three counties. He is currently Vice chair of the Directors of a MAT (2 schools) and Chair of a Church School both in the Diocese of Chelmsford.

Mike Simmonds


  • £30+VAT or
  • 1 Learning Module*

* Schools that subscribe to our Partnership Agreement are allocated 4 free Learning Modules to use during the academic year.


7 February 2022, 4pm-6pm


If you subscribe to our Partnership Agreement and would like to use a Learning Module to book a place on this course, please email the Education Team with your school name, attendee name and email address.

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