Tag: Office of Education Standards

GT pre-school gets top marks from inspectors

GT pre-school gets top marks from inspectors

| 08/02/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Government school inspectors gave their first excellent grade to a George Town pre-school this month, following its latest round of inspections, which included one primary and several early years education centres. The new inspection reports published this week were on the Creek and Spot Bay Primary on Cayman Brac, as well as private pre-schools […]

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Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

Ed Ministry: We’re working on school standards

| 27/12/2018 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Following the findings of the Office of Education Standards that all three high schools in the Cayman Islands at best reached merely the minimum standards, with Clifton Hunter judged weak overall, officials from the education ministry said that work was already well underway to address the shortcomings identified. Department of Education Services Director Lyneth Monteith said in […]

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2018 Year 11 exam results down from last year

2018 Year 11 exam results down from last year

| 21/12/2018 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Students skills and knowledge in the government high schools on Grand Cayman have been judged to be significantly below expected levels in the three core subjects of English, maths and science. In a summary report of 2018 secondary school inspections, the Office of Education Standards paints a bleak picture for students at government schools, and inspectors […]

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Inspections reveal students’ opinion of schools

Inspections reveal students’ opinion of schools

| 26/10/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): As inspectors begin scrutinising private schools as well as those run by government, the first review of an independent school revealed that students are not as impressed with their school as those attending government’s three high schools. The latest reports to be published include Layman E. Scott Sr High School on Cayman Brac and […]

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Two pre-schools falling short but parents unaware

Two pre-schools falling short but parents unaware

| 24/10/2018 | 44 Comments

(CNS): Two private pre-schools, the first early education centres to be inspected under the new inspection regime, have been graded as weak by the inspection teams but evidence from surveys seems to show that the parents are unaware that the centres are failing to meet the early learning needs of their young children.

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Inspectors give high schools poor grades

Inspectors give high schools poor grades

| 23/10/2018 | 170 Comments

(CNS): Both of the government run high schools on Grand Cayman were given failing grades by the Office of Education Standards following recent inspections. In the reports, which have just been published, Clifton Hunter was judged to be weak in all areas, while John Gray, which fared slightly better, was marked satisfactory but was judged […]

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George Town Primary struggling to make progress

George Town Primary struggling to make progress

| 25/09/2018 | 35 Comments

(CNS): George Town Primary School has failed to make enough progress when it comes to teaching mathematics, inspectors found in a follow-up report at the school to the baseline inspections that took place in 2015. Some three years and two follow-up inspections later, the Office of Education Standards found that the school had made only satisfactory progress […]

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Behaviour main concern for primary students

Behaviour main concern for primary students

| 17/08/2018 | 83 Comments

(CNS): The disruptive behaviour of some students remains a major concern, not only for parents of children at government schools but also for the students that are attending them, according to the results of stakeholder surveys conducted by the Office of Education Standards (OES) as part of its recent primary school inspections. Staff also noted concerns […]

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Primary schools given failing grades

Primary schools given failing grades

| 02/08/2018 | 132 Comments

(CNS): Less than two-thirds of Year 6 students left government primary schools in 2017 having achieved the expected reading level, according to a new report from the Office of Education Standards published this week. Follow-up inspections of primary schools since the base-line inspections in 2014/15, where all schools were graded unsatisfactory, found the quality of teaching […]

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Schools facing more frequent inspections

Schools facing more frequent inspections

| 02/07/2018 | 18 Comments

(CNS): All local schools are to be inspected every two years going forward instead of every four, as stipulated in the the Education Law, after the Education Council, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and the Office of Education Standards decided to increase the regularity of inspections to ensure that a high standard is achieved and consistently maintained by all […]

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Ed ministry rolls out new inspection framework

Ed ministry rolls out new inspection framework

| 27/06/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): All schools in the Cayman Islands, including non-government institutions, will be measured under new standards from the start of the new academic year in September, education officials have said. The Office of Educational Standards has published a framework document, “Successful Schools and Achieving Students“, which sets out the new standards and serves as a self-evaluation tool […]

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