by Alison Harris, 8 March, 2019

How do Jigsaw Programmes (including Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE 3-16, Resilience and Engagement Scale and Toolkit and Jigsaw Families) support the 2018 SIAMS inspection framework?

Jigsaw programmes support 2018 SIAMS inspection framework checklistFrom September 2018, a new schedule for the “Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools” (SIAMS) came into effect.

This article details how Jigsaw PSHE (3-16), the “Resilience and Engagement Scale and Toolkit” (REST) and Jigsaw Families, can support the Church of England schools in fulfilling and evidencing elements of this new framework.

Naturally, Jigsaw programmes in no way claim to fulfil any of the specifically Christian aspects of the inspection framework, but the skills, knowledge, techniques and mindfulness ethos embedded throughout them all can support and be adapted to be key to the school’s aim to be “Deeply Christian and serving the common good”. Our document aims to demonstrate how the Jigsaw programmes can fulfil this, and also support our Jigsaw schools to complete their Self-Evaluation Forms by signposting evidence that the Jigsaw programmes can provide against the SIAMS schedule.

Jigsaw programmes support 2018 SIAMS inspection framework full document“How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling its pupils and adults to flourish?”

This question is explored through the following 7 strands:

  1. Vision and Leadership
  2. Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  3. Character development: hope, aspiration, and courageous advocacy
  4. Community and living well together
  5. Dignity and respect
  6. The impact of collective worship
  7. The effectiveness of Religious Education.


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