by BIS correspondent
NERUL-MUMBAI, NOVEMBER 26, 2013: Don Bosco Senior Secondary School has been awarded the Adhyayan Gold Grade at State level by Adhyayan Quality Education Services. The School Management's mission to provide quality education to every student and its commitment to excellence made them to collaborate with the team leading Adhyayan Quality Education Services for a qualitative review of the school. Adhyayan is an education movement of Indian and international educationists.
The Adhyayan Quality Standard and School Self-Review & Evaluation (SSRE) diagnostic has been developed around internationally recognized standards of schooling and is rooted in years of experience of conducting over 1000 school audits globally. The diagnostic describes "What a Good School Looks Like" and is divided across six Key Performance Areas (KPAs):
1. Leadership and Management
2. Teaching and Learning
3. The Child
4. The Curriculum
5. The Community and Partnerships
6. Infrastructure and Resources
The Gold award confirms that the school's performance is good or outstanding on most Key Performance Areas mentioned above.
Adhyayan believes that the School's Self Review is as important as the External Review conducted by Adhyayan. Therefore, the first step of the Adhyayan Quality Standard Process was to identify the School's Self Review Team leaders from the Management, Staff, Parents, Students and Alumni. This Self Review team had an orientation session led by Adhyayan Lead Assessors. They introduced the SSRE Model and Diagnostic to the Self Review Team.
The Self-Review included Introspection, Honest Dialogues, Class Observations and Interactions, Learning Walks and Book Looks. The entire process which took place in July included a day of training with the Adhyayan team, two days of self-review & evaluation and one day of review by Adhyayan's team. The School was awarded its Quality Standard only after the Lead Assessors of Adhyayan and the SSRE team shared their judgements on each of the KPAs and the evidences on which they were based, discussed the similarities and differences in the judgements and identified key areas for improvement. A report providing a summary of the school's achievements and areas for development was given to the school.
We congratulate the Management of Don Bosco, Nerul for embarking on their first step towards the school's national accreditation and for leading the school to achieve a Gold Adhyayan Quality Standard Award.The transformation for excellence has already begun. We wish all the stakeholders of Don Bosco the very best as they strategize, carry the action plan forward and work towards achieving the next level of quality education delivery.