G2G Education has been accredited by the UK Department for Education (DfE) to inspect British schools overseas. We have also been an associate member of the British Schools of the Middle East (BSME).
The DfE has made arrangements and devised a common set of standards for the inspection of British schools overseas. The intention is to inform parents of pupils in British schools around the world how the standards of these schools compare with those that apply to independent schools in the UK. Inspectorates, such as G2G Education, authorised by the DfE and quality assured by Ofsted will be available to inspect British schools overseas and produce inspection reports that will be made available to parents and prospective parents. By achieving UK inspection based accreditation, participating schools will be able to demonstrate that they provide a British education that has similar characteristics to an education in an independent school in the UK. Click here to see the full DfE document DfE standards that incldes the standards against which schools will be inspected.
Why choose G2G as your inspectorate?
G2G will tailor the inspection team to each school. We will deploy inspectors with the relevant phase and subject experience. Inspection teams will have experience of working in and inspecting independent schools and of the country and context of the British School overseas. We will ensure that the team includes inspectors familiar with the particular curriculum, such as the IB (PYP, MYP and Diploma) or the IPC, in addition to the UK Early Years Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum for England and International examination curricula for secondary and post-16 students.
Our approach to inspection will be rigorous and fair. We understand that inspections can be stressful times for schools and we aim to minimise stress by, for example, not making unreasonable demands for paperwork and by behaving with courtesy, respect and sensitivity at all times. Above all, we act in the best interests of the children and young people in the schools we inspect.
We will involve schools in the inspection process from the outset, including discussion on appropriate dates and arrangements for the inspection visit. We will encourage senior leaders to join lesson observations and meetings of the inspection team, where, also, they can make a positive contribution to the inspection process. This collaborative approach will further help schools in understanding the requirements needed for accreditation as a British School Overseas.
- BSO inspection handbook 2017
- St Andrews International Primary School, Malawi
SAIPS BSO report April 2016 finalsaips-bso-report-april-2016-final