Address: 1659, Shamrock Road, Savannah, Grand Cayman.
Key Contact: Delton Pedley
Inspection Date: October 2019
Overall Rating: Weak
Type of School: Public
Number of Students: 451
% Caymanian Students: 88%
% Special Education Needs: 20%
Number of Teachers: 32
Number of Support Staff: 11
Student-Teacher Ratio: 14.1 : 1
Student-Staff Ratio: 10.5 : 1
Age of Students: 4 to 11 years
Annual Cost Per Student: $6,506
Progress on OES Recommendations, October 2019: WEAK
- Improve the quality of teaching: WEAK
- Require teachers to make more effective use of assessment data: WEAK
- Ensure that teachers have high expectations of what students can achieve: WEAK
- Ensure that staff are skilled in behaviour management strategies: WEAK
- Review organisation and planning of National Curriculum and Primary Years Programme: SATISFACTORY
- Improve school leadership, self-evaluation and school improvement processes: SATISFACTORY
OES Inspection Reports:
- Follow-Through Inspection Report, October 2019
- Full Inspection Report, February 2019
- Summary Inspection Report, February 2019
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