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John Gray celebrates ‘good’ rating

Students and staff of John Gray High School, together with invited dignitaries, held a special assembly Wednesday morning, packed with music, song, speeches and congratulations as they marked the first time the school has received a 'good' rating from inspectors.

John Gray first mainstream public school to achieve ‘Good’ rating

John Gray High School achieved a ‘Good’ rating during its last inspection, making it the first mainstream public school to meet the government’s expected level of quality.

Space not the issue in school segregation

No non-Caymanian children were turned away from public schools in the Cayman Islands because of capacity issues in the past academic year.

Latest school inspection reports released

The Office of Education Standards recently published inspection reports for four schools – .Theoline McCoy Primary School, Cayman Learning Centre, Footsteps and Hope Academy.

School inspectors flag poor governance at St. Ignatius

Local school inspectors have highlighted governance and leadership issues at St Ignatius Catholic School in their latest report on the private school, saying it is impacting the overall performance of the institution.

George Town Primary maintains ‘satisfactory’ rating

George Town Primary School has maintained its overall rating of satisfactory in the latest assessment from the Office of Education Standards.

John A. Cumber Primary judged ‘satisfactory’ in latest assessment

Despite being locked down since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sir John A. Cumber Primary School received an overall performance rating of satisfactory after its most recent inspection.

Inspectors rate 2 preschools ‘satisfactory’

The Treasure Garden and ABC Kids preschools have been rated overall satisfactory by the Office of Education Standards.

Education standards director to leave at end of year

Peter Carpenter, the director of the Office of Education Standards, will leave the post at the end of this year.

New school inspection framework released

The Office of Education Standards has announced changes to the school inspection framework, to take effect during the next inspection cycle beginning in January 2021.

Office of Education Standards evaluates school-inspection framework

The Office of Education Standards has surveyed 227 teachers, parents and education stakeholders on the current school-inspection framework.
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Education roundup: Minister outlines school reopening plan

Minister of Education Juliana O’Connor-Connolly appeared alongside several of her colleagues during the 26 June government press conference to address questions about reopening Cayman’s schools.  

Technological and social challenges complicate remote learning

While few of Cayman’s young people have become physically ill from the virus, they are living with its social and developmental consequences. School closures, mandated in mid-March, mean most students in Cayman have not seen friends, teachers or coaches face-to-face in 12 weeks. Homes have become classrooms, parents have become teachers, and teachers have become masters of improvisation.

Home learning ‘an imperfect substitute for schools’, inspection finds

Nearly one in 10 public school students in the Cayman Islands lacked access to a digital device or computer as of mid-May, two months after government-mandated distance learning began, according to an inspection report released Thursday afternoon by the Office of Education Standards.

Triple C School improves since last inspection

Office of Education Standards inspectors have determined that Triple C School has made satisfactory progress in adopting recommendations arising from an assessment last year that gave the school a ‘weak’ rating.

Edna Moyle Primary graded ‘satisfactory’

The Office of Education Standards has rated Edna M. Moyle Primary School as ‘satisfactory’ overall, noting it has improved since the last inspection in March 2015 when it received an ‘unsatisfactory’ grade.

Inspectors give ‘weak’ rating to Calvary Baptist school

The Office of Education Standards has released six inspection reports so far this year, with most schools receiving ‘satisfactory’ or ‘good’ grades, apart from Calvary Baptist Christian Academy, which was deemed to be ‘weak’.

Clifton Hunter High School progress is weak

Clifton Hunter High School continues to register weak progress according to a recent follow-up inspection by the Office of Education Standards. In the initial inspection,...

Inspectors say Savannah performance remains weak

Teaching quality an student behavior led concerns, although leadership has improved

Standards report: Challenges remain for Cayman schools

A new report from the Office of Education Standards says Cayman Islands education has improved overall in the last five years, but that students are still under-performing when compared to international standards.
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Education ministry releases special needs report

A recently released audit of the special needs population in Cayman’s government schools paints a somewhat different picture than previously released data.

School inspectors give Triple C and Wesleyan weak ratings

Two of Cayman’s private schools have been found lacking in their educational offerings in new reports from the Office of Education Standards.

Governance change looming for schools

In his recent strategic policy statement to the Legislative Assembly, Premier Alden McLaughlin outlined a move to decentralise control away from the Ministry of Education and Department of Education Services.

School inspections: George Town Primary goes from weak to satisfactory

School inspectors say George Town Primary is making progress in addressing shortcomings and has moved from being a weak school to one that is judged as satisfactory.

EDITORIAL — Why care about school inspections?

The new school inspection framework sets appropriately high expectations. Now it is up to us to reach the bar.

Cayman Prep receives good rating from inspectors

A newly published report says Cayman Prep and High School “performs well in all major aspects of its work”.

Lighthouse School gets ‘good’ rating

Lighthouse School has become the first Cayman Islands Government school to earn a “good” rating under the new framework for school inspections that was adopted last year.
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Report: ‘Weak’ rating for Savannah Primary

Inspection reports on Prospect and Savannah primary schools have been released in recent days. Prospect Primary was found to be making satisfactory progress, but Savannah Primary was assessed as weak in almost every metric.

Preschool gets first ‘excellent’ mark from inspectors

In reports on four Cayman preschools released Monday, the Office of Education Standards found three of the schools to be satisfactory while one was deemed excellent. All four inspections were conducted in January.

Education Ministry outlines steps to improve high schools

The Ministry of Education released a statement on Saturday in response to a new report from the Office of Education Standards, showing that government high schools in the Cayman Islands are well short of where they need to be to meet accepted standards.

Teaching quality, student scores faulted in latest report

A new report from the Office of Education Standards shows that government high schools in the Cayman Islands are well short of where they need to be to meet accepted standards.

Clifton Hunter deemed weak in meeting students’ needs

Clifton Hunter High School students are performing well below international standards because they are not receiving adequate instruction, according to an inspection report issued late Tuesday by the Office of Education Standards.
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School surveys reveal highs and lows

A summary report on surveys taken during a series of school inspections in the past year shows how various primary schools stack up against one another in terms of parent, staff and student assessments.
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EDITORIAL – In education, the ‘need to read’ is paramount

As far as we can determine, there is little to find fault with the Office of Education Standards, which just issued its annual report, focusing on the 10 public primary schools in the Cayman Islands.
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School report recommends higher standards

A report by Cayman’s Office of Education Standards says that while government elementary schools have made improvements in many areas in the past three years, it has not made an impact on overall student performance.

School inspection framework completed

After legislative approval, the Office of Education Standards has posted its framework for “Successful Schools and Achieving Students,” a template for evaluating both government and private schools and their educational programs.
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Final inspection finds good progress at Cayman Brac’s West End school

The last inspection of 10 Cayman Islands government primary schools has been completed. The Office of Education Standards published its report on Cayman Brac’s West End Primary School on Thursday.

Public meetings scheduled for new education framework

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.”

EDITORIAL – Positive marks for new school inspections regime

Education officials appear to be delivering on their promise to evaluate thoroughly government schools’ performance and to make their findings public.

Inspectors find East End Primary making progress

A new report says East End Primary School has made mostly “satisfactory” progress in the past three years on recommendations that were made after an inspection during the 2014-2015 school year.
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Report: Continued problems at George Town Primary

Evaluators have determined that George Town Primary has done a poor job in addressing the shortcomings identified in a 2014-2015 inspection report.
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Report: Prospect Primary makes satisfactory progress

A new assessment report says Prospect Primary School has made satisfactory or good progress on the recommendations it was given as part of a school inspection during the 2014/15 academic year.

Public input sought on public school evaluations

A new framework for inspecting Cayman Islands schools has been issued to principals across the island. The Office of Education Standards is looking for feedback on the guidelines from school administrators and, eventually, members of the public before finalizing them.

New round of school inspections

Three years after a comprehensive set of inspections found only two of Cayman’s 15 public schools performing at a “good” level – 10 were deemed “unsatisfactory” – a new round of inspections is under way.

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