In May, Saint Ronan’s welcomed five ISI inspectors to conduct a rigorous and comprehensive analysis of all Saint Ronan’s do. With less than twenty-four hours’ notice and a highly qualified and experienced team of Inspectors, no stone was left unturned!
The inspectors observed lessons, had discussions with pupils and examined samples of pupils’ work. They held discussions with members of staff and with the chair of governors, observed a sample of the extra-curricular activities that occurred during the inspection period, and attended form meetings, chapel, and assemblies. Inspectors visited the boarding house and the facilities for the youngest pupils, together with the learning support areas. Inspectors considered the responses of parents, staff and pupils to pre inspection questionnaires. The inspectors examined curriculum and other documentation made available by the school.
The resulting ISI judgements determine whether the school has met all its obligations under the regulatory requirements (this is a pass/fail) and then makes a qualitative judgement on how well the School delivers in terms of Educational Quality (EQI) assessing two key outcomes for the children:
The headline judgements apply one of the ISI descriptors ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘sound’ or ‘unsatisfactory’.
The Inspection Team reached the following conclusions about Saint Ronan’s:That all standards required by the Regulatory framework had been met