Tiny Tots Academy was rated ‘Satisfactory’ by the Office of Education Standards, maintaining its standard from the first cycle of inspections.
‘Satisfactory’ is the minimum level of quality required for Cayman Islands schools, and is the same rating that Tiny Tots earned during its last inspection in February 2019.
“The well-resourced outdoor play areas provided children with a variety of opportunities for movement which supported the development of their gross and fine motor skills,” according to the inspection report. “Robust health and safety protocols and practices ensured that children were safe and learnt in a clean and suitable environment.”
“There was a strong ethos of teamwork among the staff. Although the centre manager was new to the post, a majority of the staff had worked together for many years. As a result, a consistent approach to the children’s learning and care was evident.”
Tiny Tots earned ‘Satisfactory’ ratings in 11 of 14 indicators, with 2 ‘Good’ ratings and 1 ‘Weak’ rating.
The school maintained its ratings in 13 of 14 indicators, but declined in the area of self-evaluation and improvement planning.
Inspectors rate schools in individual categories, using a scale of Weak/Satisfactory/Good/Excellent. The overall grade is determined according to the individual scores.
Because the school was rated ‘Satisfactory’, it will not be subject to a Follow-Through inspection, and will be inspected during the next cycle of inspections beginning in 2023.