The purpose of the inspection was to provide information to BIS students, parents, teachers, senior managers and the school’s ownership on the overall effectiveness of the school, the standard of education it provides, and the extent to which it meets the standards of the UK’s Department of Education.
Penta International’s work is rigorously quality assured by the UK’s inspection body the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). They are one of the few companies in the educational world that offer the security of being accredited for ISO 9001:2000, the international kitemark for quality management systems. As a result, we participate in a voluntary inspection with them every three years to assure the quality of our own work.
During the inspection visit this April, more than 130 full-or part-lessons were observed by inspectors. School documentation and policies were analysed and data reviewed. Students’ work was scrutinised, and discussions were held with the senior staff, the leadership team, a range of teachers, parents and groups of students. Three school days were monitored.