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Education Commission Report No.7 Quality School Education Appendix e - Sample outline of the contents of a full inspection report

 

Appendices E
Outline of the Contents of an Inspection Report

 

A. Section Headings

1. Introduction
1.1 School mission
1.2 Basic information about the school
1.3 Inspection methodology

2. How well are the students performing?
2.1 Academic attainment
2.2 Attendance, attitude and behaviour
2.3 Other achievements

3. How effective is the school
3.1 Curriculum planning and management
3.2 Teaching and learning
3.3 Personal growth and development of students
3.4 School culture and ethos
3.5 Parents' perception of the school
3.6 Relations with the community

4. How well is the school mamaged?
4.1 Commitment of the school
4.2 Staff management and leadership
4.3 Staff development and apprasial
4.4 Policies, targets and plannings
4.5 School development planning
4.6 Financial management
4.7 Accommodation
4.8 Resources
4.9 Quality assurance measures

5. How effective is the teaching and learning of individual subjects?
5.1 Chinese
5.2 English
5.3 Mathematics
5.4 Sciences
5.5 Computer Studies/Literacy
5.6 Hmanities
5.7 Cultural, practical and technical subjects
5.8 Cross-curricular themes

6.

7. Key issues for action

Appendix

B. Brief Description of the Contents

Section   Contents
1. Introduction    
  1.1 School mission  
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Mission statement, aims and objectives of the school
  1.2 Basic information about the school  
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Facts about the school, its staff and students
  1.3 Inspection methodology  
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Brief description of the ways used in collecting school data and ina assessing the effectiveness of the school

2.

How well are the students performing?
 
Evaluate
  2.1 Academic attainment  
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academic attainmentat variuos levels
  2.2 attendance, attitude and behaviour  
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attendance and punctuality, attitude towards learning, the school and teachers, and behaviour
  2.3 Other achievements  
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attainment in non-academic aspects in and outside school

3.

How effective is the school
 
Evaluate
  3.1 Curriculum planning and management  
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strengths and weaknesses of curriculum planning and its contents(formal curriculum, extra-curricular acrivities, cross-curricular themes, etc.)
       
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curruculum management
       
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medium of instruction
  3.2 Teaching and learnings  
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quality of teaching and learning, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of students in various subjects or areas of learning
       
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factors leading to the teaching and learning outcome
       
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the extent ot which teaching and learning meet the needs of students including students with special educational needs
  3.3 Personal growth and development of students  
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provision of guidance as well as the development of balues and attidudes in students
       
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provision of services for students of varied abilities
  3.4 School culture and ethos  
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features of the school ethos
       
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partnership with among students, staff, school head and parents
       
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the school as a learning organisation
  3.5 Parents' perception of the school  
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parents' views on various aspects of the school
  3.6 Relations with the community  
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effectiveness of using community resources
       
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contributions made to the community
       
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school image in the community

4.

How well is the school managed?
 
Evaluate
  4.1 Commitment of the school  
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commitment of the school management to the provision of quality education as reflected in its balues, culture, policies and work
       
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collaboration within the school in the pursuit of quality
  4.2 staff management and leadership  
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effectiveness of the management structure in contributing to the quality of education provided in school
       
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staffing situation and the effectiveness of staff deployment
       
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effectiveness in managing resources
  4.3 Staff development and appraisal  
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provisions for staff development and the effectiveness of staff appraisal mechanism
  4.4 Policies, targets and palnning  
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appropriateness of policies
       
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clarity and practicality of targets set
       
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adequacy of planning in school matters
  4.5 School development planning  
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the extent of the mentality among school staff in looking forward
       
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strengths and weaknesses of planning school affairs
  4.6 Financial management  
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effectiveness of using financial resources
  4.7 accommodation  
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effectiveness of the use of accommodation

5.

How effective is the teaching and learning of individual subjects?
 
Evaluate
  5.1 Chinese  
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strengths and weaknesses in teaching
  5.2 English  
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factors contributing to the standards achieved in the subjects
  5.3 Mathematics  
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  5.4 Sciences  
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students' attainment in subjects/subject groups/cross-curricular areas/information technology
  5.5 Computer Studies/Literacy  
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  5.6 Humanities  
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  5.7 Cultural, practical & technical subjects  
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  5.8 Cross-curricular themes  
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6.

Main findings
 
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summary of students' performance
       
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Summary of the effectiveness of school
       
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Summary of the management of school

7.

Key issues for action
 
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A list of specific matters to ve addressed in the action plan for improvement or deployment

Appendices
 
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Other information about the school, e.g.,
       
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Key indicators on attainment of its students, together with comparative data where these are available
       
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Financial information, staff composition and qualification
       
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data on support for stdents, attendance data and accommodation
       
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record of evidence of the report

 

 

 

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