Public input sought on school inspections

Discipline has been cited as a problem at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School in West Bay, according to a recent school report. – Photo: Taneos Ramsay

The Office of Education Standards is holding a series of public meetings to get input on the proposed framework which will be used for inspecting schools.

The first meeting is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at Layman E. Scott High School on Cayman Brac.

The framework, which will apply to private as well as public schools, breaks the goals of the education system into six areas: student achievement; student personal and social development; effective teaching; appropriate curriculum; safety and support of students; and school leadership.

Topics for evaluation are listed for each of the areas, and each of those topics will be rated on a scale from excellent to weak.

School administrators and teachers have already had a chance to provide feedback on the proposal. Officials want to gather ideas from the public before finalizing the framework.

Other meetings will be held as follows:

  • May 28, 6 p.m., Sir John A. Cumber Primary School Library
  • May 29, 6 p.m., John Gray High School
  • May 30, 6 p.m., East End Primary School
  • May 31, 6:30 p.m., Bodden Town Primary School
  • June 1, 6 p.m., Edna M. Moyle Primary School

A copy of the framework can be found on the Office of Education Standards website, Click on the Publications link under the heading Freedom of Information. Then click on the Office of Education Standards link.

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