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  • The National Education Inspectorate (NEI) has identified 32 primary, junior high and high schools that are on their way to be classified as good schools.
  • The list was compiled following the inspection over time of 803 schools, which represents 84 per cent of all public schools.
  • These schools stand out because their principals are effective instructional leaders and relate well with teachers and students in fostering teaching and learning.

The National Education Inspectorate (NEI) has identified 32 primary, junior high and high schools that are on their way to be classified as good schools.

In its latest report the NEI described these institutions as “emerging good” schools because they scored high in the areas of instructional leadership and students’ progress in learning the core subjects of English language and mathematics. The list was compiled following the inspection over time of 803 schools, which represents 84 per cent of all public schools.

“Given that school-based leadership is good and the school/students are making progress, in time the school should move from satisfactory to good,” Chief Inspector Maureen Dwyer stated.  According to her, these schools stand out because their principals are effective instructional leaders and relate well with teachers and students in fostering teaching and learning.  Good school-based leadership, she explains, features a strong management structure, including middle managers, led by the principal.

She expects that the schools’ continued level of performance in leadership and student attainment will eventually trigger improvements in other areas.  The NEI classifies a school’s performance as exceptionally high, good, satisfactory, unsatisfactory, or need immediate support.

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary Elaine Foster-Allen has applauded the leadership and teaching staff of the emerging good schools for their efforts in improving education outcomes and has encouraged them to continue striving for excellence.

See below the lists of emerging good schools and the 129 institutions inspected in the latest round.

See Lists of ‘Emerging Good’ Schools

 

 

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