During Governor SIAMS training on Zoom this summer, Blippit’s founder, who is also a primary school governor, learned just how closely linked a school’s vision, values, mission and curriculum are. The training was peppered with photographs showing how schools manifest their vision, values and learning. He felt strongly that Blippit Boards had a potential role to play in helping church schools be able to see even more clearly how the SIAMS strands are represented around the school.
How did a conversation start with The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education?
Directly after the governor training, we shared a SIAMS graph from our Blippit Boards Dashboard on Facebook showing how it could support monitoring and schools getting on with their SEF for SIAMS. Well, they replied! We sought their expertise because it really was needed for us as non-experts in the SIAMS framework and methodology.
After a Zoom call with the Adviser to Primary Schools and Academies and SIAMS Manager & of the Schools Work and SIAMS Administrator for The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education, we updated the app’s SIAMS framework tagsn overnight. We also added to the selection of RE-related subjects to include ‘the big six’ to make Blippit Boards an even more accurate tool for monitoring evidence of RE and SIAMS at school.
Blippit, working with colleagues at The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education, is now pleased to be able to offer Diocesan schools a labour and energy saving resource that will help school leaders gain brand new insights into their school and support the SEF for SIAMS inspection preparations like never before.
UPDATE 2022: Reports now mean that evidence can be generated according to some very precise tag criteria.