First Baptist Christian School improved in several areas during its latest inspection, but maintained its overall rating of ‘Satisfactory’.
According to the Office of Education Standards report, “First Baptist Christian School was judged satisfactory overall. Since the last full inspection, the school had made improvements in the following areas: students’ attainment and progress in English, assessment, curriculum and self-evaluation and improvement planning.”
'Satisfactory' is the government's minimum level of quality required for Cayman schools.
First Baptist received a 'Satisfactory' rating in its previous full inspection in March 2019, and a follow-through inspection in February 2020 also found the private primary school making 'Satisfactory' progress on recommendations.
The recent inspection took place from 27-29 April. The school received 'Good' marks in 4 of 18 individual categories and 'Satisfactory' marks in all other categories.
First Baptist has an enrolment of 133 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6.
"Inspectors observed that the Christian values and ideals expressed in the school’s mission statement were reflected in the fabric of the school. As a consequence, all students were learning in a climate characterised by mutual respect and care and almost all students demonstrated attitudes of kindness, empathy and tolerance in their interactions with others," according to the report.
"Additionally, school leaders were committed to planning and implementing strategies for improvement"
Because the school was rated 'Satisfactory', it will not be inspected again until the next cycle of inspections begins in 2023.