ISI Inspection Report - Flipbook - Page 26
Inspection of Standards for British Schools Overseas
Part 5 – Premises of and accommodation at schools
2.15 The standards relating to the premises and accommodation [paragraphs 22–31] are met.
2.16 Suitable toilet and washing facilities are provided for pupils of all ages. There is appropriate changing
accommodation for all pupils and a medical room is located on both school sites which caters for the
needs of pupils who are ill or injured. The premises are maintained to a standard commensurate with
health and safety requirements, including those required by Kenyan law. Acoustic conditions and both
internal and external lighting are suitable. The provision of drinking water is adequate as is the
additional provision of handwashing stations throughout the schools to meet covid requirements.
There is ample provision of outdoor spaces available for physical education and play on both school
sites, including the provision of a separate play area for the EYFS children.
Part 6 – Provision of information
2.17 The standard relating to the provision of information [paragraph 32] is met.
2.18 All of the required information to comply with standards is provided or made available to current
parents and parents of prospective pupils. The contact details for the school, the heads, the chair of
governors and a statement of the school’s aims and ethos are published on the school's website.
Policies and particulars of arrangements for admissions, misbehaviour and exclusions; provision for
pupils with SEND and EAL; the procedure for complaints; the curriculum; arrangements to promote
good behaviour and to prevent bullying; health and safety and the schools provision for first aid are
also made available on the school’s website. The school’s policy on safeguarding pupils is published
on the school's website and the school provides a written report on each pupils progress and
attainment twice a year.
Part 7 – Manner in which complaints are handled
2.19 The standard relating to the handling of complaints [paragraph 33] is met.
2.20 The school's complaints procedures available on the schools website. It provides for complaints to be
considered on an informal basis; a formal procedure for complaints to be made in writing; a hearing
before a panel which includes an independent member should parents remain dissatisfied and allows
for them to be accompanied; For the panel to make findings and recommendations; and for a
confidential record to be kept on the findings, including action taken by the school, whether or not
the complaint is upheld. The majority of parents replying to the questionnaire said that they receive
timely and helpful responses to their questions, concerns or complaints and the school’s records
indicate prompt responses to any concerns or complaints received, almost all of which are resolved
Part 8 – Quality of leadership in and management of schools
2.21 The standard relating to leadership and management of the school [paragraph 34] is met.
2.22 The leadership and management to the school, including members of the Board of Governors,
demonstrate good skills and knowledge and fulfil their responsibilities so that the BSO standards are
met consistently, and the well-being of the pupils is promoted. The school experienced a challenging
time during the COVID pandemic period and at the pre-inspection visit stage in December 2021, a
minority of staff expressed concerns in the questionnaire about leadership not responding to their
concerns and governors promotion of pupils’ well-being. The school’s management have quickly taken
these criticisms on board and have initiated a number of interventions, including the appointment of
a staff-governor liaison officer, with more frequent governor visits and a refocused senior governance
structure. At the time of the visit there was good evidence of an increased focus of management on
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St Andrew’s School – Turi – Kenya – March 2022