About the Jersey Schools Review
The Jersey Schools Review is an independent assessment of the quality of education in all Government of Jersey primary and secondary schools in Jersey.
Jersey Schools Review Framework
When the reviews will take place
From September 2019, a team of reviewers will visit each school for 3 days and will write a report on their findings. All schools will be reviewed within a 3 year period. It's our intention that all schools will have been reviewed by December 2022, when we will start the process again.
Before each review, schools are given four working days’ notice, and will be expected to notify parents and carers as soon as possible prior to the review taking place.
Aim of the review
Your child’s development and achievement is at the heart of our education system in Jersey.
The main aims of the Jersey Schools Review are to:
- ensure pupil wellbeing and personal development
- determine if pupils are achieving as much as they can
- provide information to you, as parents and carers
- confirm standards are being met
- promote school improvement
- encourage schools to work together
- ensure public money is being used effectively
The Jersey Schools Review Framework aspires to further enhance the effectiveness of education in Jersey through the evaluation, support and challenge of schools.
Our ambition is to continue to build an education system that is comparable to, or better than, other high performing jurisdictions. This will ensure that children and young people in Jersey are given the best offer possible.
Who will review the schools
A review team has been established to lead each school review. They are made up of:
- an external Lead Reviewer experienced in conducting reviews in other jurisdictions
- a Senior Adviser from the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES)
- two or more Senior School Leaders currently working in Jersey schools
What will be assessed
During the three-day review, the review team will check the following key areas:
- pupils are learning in a safe, nurturing environment
- behaviour and personal development of pupils
- standards of teaching, learning, and achievement
- effectiveness of the school’s leadership
To gain an understanding of how well the school is doing in each of these areas, the review team will:
- speak to pupils
- meet with and survey staff
- look at pupils' work
- observe lessons
- review school data and other information
Schools will not be expected to do anything different to what they usually do on a day-to-day basis, both in the run up to the review and during the review itself. The review should not be disruptive to your child, or other children. The reviewers may wish to ask children questions during the 3 days, but these will be informal, positive exchanges. The final report will not contain any individual names or details, and the process will be fully GDPR compliant.
Information for parents
How to give comments
In the communication from the school prior to the review, parents and carers will be invited to complete a questionnaire about the schools. This information will help to inform the Lead Reviewer when gathering evidence about the school.
Videos and factsheets
Jersey Schools Review factsheet (English)
Jersey Schools Review video (Polski)
Jersey Schools Review factsheet (Polski)
Jersey Schools Review video (Português)
Jersey Schools Review factsheet(Português)
Publication of reports
Following each review, the school, parents and CYPES will receive a short report of the findings. The report of your child’s school will be published within 19 working days of the end of the review.
There will be no overall judgement of a school. However, a school will be assessed under the four key areas detailed in the Jersey Schools Review Framework Handbook. If a school has a number of areas that require significant improvement, a School Improvement Board will be convened to support the school in making fast and enduring change.