The Appeals Procedure
An Appeal against the Inspection Report
Any complaint about an inspection report should be taken up by the school with the inspector concerned. If agreement cannot be found then the school should contact the SIAMS Manager, Pamela Draycott, mobile 07806 796 082 or by email who will discuss the case with the Diocesan Director of Education if she can't resolve it. If the complaint cannot be resolved at this stage then it will be referred to the Church of England Education Office whose decision will be final.
There are 3 possible outcomes for any complaint regarding an inspection report:
The original findings of the inspection are upheld.
The original findings of the inspection are over-ruled and changed, but please note, not necessarily in the school’s favour.
The Church of England Education Office deems that the school needs to be re-inspected.
You will need to look at Appendix G for the information outlining the appeals and complaints procedure in full.
A complaint against an Inspector
If a school has a complaint against or concern about the conduct of an inspector the headteacher should inform the SIAMS manager, Pamela Draycott, mobile 07806 796 082 or by email immediately. She will discuss the concern with those involved and report to the Director of Education her findings. The Director will take a decision about whether or not to discuss the matter with the Education Team at the Church of England Education Office.