The Pilot Programme
OISESA was tasked by ISASA to run a pilot quality assurance programme across a diverse range of member schools during September and October 2022. The pilot programme focused primarily on the relevance and efficacy of the globally aligned Standards & Indicators and sought to establish which types of evidence best enable authentic and reliable data collection. OISESA Mentors gained valuable insights as to what works best for school visits during this phase.
Many of the participating schools were volunteers, whilst others were included from ISASA’s list of schools due for a quality assurance visit. Schools were required to submit a detailed Self-Study Report, using the template provided by OISESA. These reports were verified by the Mentors and submitted to OISESA together with their own Mentor Report. Once OISESA has had the opportunity to review these reports, schools will be awarded a Certificate of Endorsement for their participation, and they will be entitled to use the OISESA logo on their website and other publications.
“I have been involved in numerous other accreditation processes such as Umalusi, CIS and IB accreditations, but found the OISESA process to be the most considerate, user friendly and fair accreditation process of all.”
“This was a very valuable and uplifting process for our OISESA team, staff, and board. The process helped us to look at our practices across the school in a positive and honest way. We as a school can own the issues that need improvement and have clear indicators as to how to make the improvements.”
A detailed report on the pilot programme is available here.