IN a presentation to the Education Board today, Infant and Junior School Headmaster Tom Hill (left) explained the progress that is being made in monitoring the overall effectiveness of the school.
Using a self evaluation framework he is compiling and continuously updating a 50 plus page document designed to monitor the four factors that Ofsted inspectors look at when they assess a school's effectiveness.
These are, achievement of the students, quality of the teaching, behaviour and safety and leadership and management.
Mr Hill said it was important to prepare the evidence to present to the inspectors and he believes that with the statistical evidence he has collated so far, the school would likely be considered as satisfactory.He added: Tthe school is making progress; it just lacks the statistical evidence to prove it. This was the case at the last assessment."
In the past reports were compiled on demand but since then the Infant and Junior School has benefitted from a full staff with the added benefit of supply teachers, which makes this new approach of continuously formally monitoring progress achievable.
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