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Plat Douet School review published

22 December 2022

​Plat Douet School has been reviewed as part of the Jersey Schools Review Framework. The full report is available online. 

The review team was made of six people and was led by by an experienced off-Island education consultant. The other reviewers included a senior adviser from the Education Department and two serving Jersey head teachers.

The review team visited to school for three days, and observed 43 lessons during their time. Reviewers also spoke to groups of pupils and teachers, and observed playtime. Reviewers also sampled maths work, and a sample of pupils read to reviewers.

Reviews – which take place every three years – aim to evaluate the school environment, the behaviour and personal development of pupils; the effectiveness of the schools leadership and the standards of teaching, learning and achievement.

Headteacher of Plat Douet School, Phil Walker, said: “I’m pleased that the review highlighted the staff’s commitment in ensuring that all children are safe and happy. I am also delighted that it recognised the staff’s dedication in supporting and progressing multilingual learners. 

“I’d like to thank the reviewers for their time, consideration and professionalism. I’m pleased that the review highlighted how welcome reviewers were made to feel by pupils, as creating a sense of community is one our key values.

“I welcome the recommendations provided. I speak for the whole team when I say that we will continue to build on the strong relationships between staff and pupils, and ensure that pupils can achieve the best possible outcomes and be the best they can be.” 

The Jersey Schools Review Framework was piloted across Government schools from 2016 – 2019. The Framework has been independently evaluated by a leading academic, who has published school and system-wide reviews in the UK and internationally, including for the OECD and for the National College of Education. 

Each assessment is undertaken by an independent external lead reviewer, experienced in conducting reviews in other jurisdictions, as well as a Senior Adviser from the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES) and senior school leaders currently working in Jersey schools. The review team will speak to pupils, consult parents, meet with and survey staff, look at pupils’ work, observe lessons and review school data.

Following each review, the school, parents and CYPES will receive a short report of the findings which will be available on the Jersey Schools Review Framework webpage, where parents and carers can watch videos and read factsheets in English, Polish and Portuguese to find out more about the process. The full report is available.

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