The Office of Education Standards is holding a series of district meetings from Wednesday to June 1 to seek input on its new inspection framework, “Successful Schools and Achieving Students.”
The framework, which applies to private as well as public schools, organizes the goals of the education system into six areas: student achievement, student personal and social development, effective teaching, curriculum quality, safety and support of students, and school leadership.
The new draft framework was developed by Office of Education Standards Chief Inspector Peter Carpenter and his team by updating existing materials and including input from members of the Educational Council, principals and school staff. Now the OES is seeking feedback from parents and members of the public before finalizing the document.
“The idea is to provide educators, parents and community members with the standards, goals and expectations prior to an inspection, so that all stakeholders understand and agree upon what ‘Excellent’ looks like,” Mr. Carpenter said.
The meetings will be on Wednesday on Cayman Brac at the Creek and Spot Primary School lunchroom, May 28 at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School library, May 29 at John Gray High School, May 30 at East End Primary School, May 31 at Bodden Town Primary School, and June 1 at Edna Moyle Primary School.
All meetings start at 6 p.m. except the one in Bodden Town, which is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
To see a full copy of the draft framework click here, or attend one of the public meetings.