Accreditation

At St. Andrews International School Dusit, we are proudly accredited, assessed and affiliated with a number of different associations and trusts to ensure we uphold our quality of education and growth.

 

From these independent and esteemed bodies of experts and professionals we are able to be held to high standards and advised on best practice, so we are able to make our school a place where ‘every individual’, whether child, staff or parent can excel.

International

The Educational Development Trust accredits St. Andrews International School Dusit. EDT is one of only four organisations who are authorised by the Thai Education Ministry to carry out international accreditations in Thailand. EDT Education Trust is a UK based organisation working throughout the UK and internationally in 40 countries. In the UK, they inspect a third of all UK schools on behalf of OFSTED.

Local

All St. Andrews International Schools are licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education and accredited through ONESQA (Sor mor Sor). The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), is the Thai government inspection body that measures and oversees the standards of international schools in Thailand. Reviewing provision, management and operations of schools so that the quality of education can be continuously enhanced.

The Education Trust

As well as working collaboratively with schools, The Educational Development Trust acts as an international authority on school inspection, under its own inspection framework ‘International Schools Quality Mark’. The ISQM accreditation with the Trust looks into the standards of student achievement with an effective curriculum, good use of resources, a successful leadership team; and equally strong partnerships with parents and the community to ensure students are well cared for and receive an enriched education.

St. Andrews Dusit, alongside all other St. Andrews International Schools, are accredited by The Educational Development Trust (EDT) and have achieved the 2nd tier level of accreditation. The majority of International Schools in Thailand have achieved the standard/3rd tier accreditation. St. Andrews International Schools’ were the first to be awarded this enhanced standard during their last accreditation cycle and are now all striving to become the first schools group in Thailand to be awarded the highest level of accreditation from EDT (1st tier).

We received our Silver level and EDT shared positive feedback on the following areas:

Our Students’ Personal Development

  • The personal development of students is outstanding throughout the school.
  • Relationships between adults and students are exemplary, which results in a school environment that is caring, stimulating and highly conducive to successful learning.
  • Students’ enthusiasm for their school and learning is evident from their good attendance.
  • Students show consideration for one another, their teachers, staff and visitors to the school.
  • The behaviour of students in lessons and around the school is first class.
  • They interact positively and respectfully with each other and demonstrate pride in being members of their school.
  • Students thrive on the numerous opportunities available to them and contribute to the life of the school in lessons, after school activities and community related events
  • Students have a clear sense of identity as members of their year group and house. They have a well-developed understanding of what they do well, their targets for improvement and how best to achieve them.

Our Teaching & Learning

  • The quality of teaching and learning throughout the school is outstanding.
  • Teachers’ subject knowledge, levels of confidence, imaginative planning and nurturing relationships are significant strengths, which contribute to students acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills very effectively.
  • Learning activities are well matched to the abilities, needs and interests of students who consequently show high levels of interest, engagement, enjoyment and motivation. 
  • Assistants who support teaching and learning are very effective and make a substantial contribution to students’ learning and progress.
  • Teachers’ high expectations promote outstanding behaviour, attitudes to learning and co-operative relationships, which conspire to enable lessons to run smoothly.

Our Curriculum

  • The quality of the school’s curriculum is outstanding. Provision in the early years is outstanding. 
  • The thematic approach in Key Stages 1 and 2 engages students and helps them to improve their key skills. 
  • The highly effective modification of the curriculum for students with special educational needs means they make very good headway towards their individual targets. 
  • The extensive range of enrichment activities supports students’ academic and personal development extremely well.

Our Care & Support for Students

  • The school’s provision for students’ welfare and for their care and support is outstanding. 
  • Excellent induction and transition arrangements enable students to quickly settle and engage in social and academic aspects of school life.
  • Healthy living is actively promoted and encouraged through PSHE and the school’s canteen.
  • Students’ behaviour, respect and care for others are exemplary and reflect the family values and standards that underpin the school.

Our Partnership with Parents & Our Community

  • The school’s partnership with parents and the community are outstanding. 
  • Surveys of parents’ views confirm that they think highly of the school and have few concerns.
  • Parents receive excellent levels of information about their children in a range of effective ways and say that reports are comprehensive. 
  • The arrangements for the admission and induction of students are sensitive and extremely thorough. 
  • The school regularly seeks and acts positively on the views of parents. 
  • The parent-teacher group (PTG) works very effectively with the school to gather the views of parents.

Our Leadership & Management

  • The quality of leadership and management throughout the school is outstanding. 
  • The Board of Directors makes an exemplary contribution to the vision, nature and direction of the school. 
  • The school operates legally and is financially healthy.
  • School self evaluation is rigorous, robust and accurate, and involves all staff. It is also informed by the views of key parents and students. 
  • Providing a caring school for all children is a high priority for directors, leaders and all staff.

Our full accreditation report.pdf

Affiliations and Membership

ISAT

ISAT acts as the unified voice for international education in Thailand and as a center for collective action. It serves to work with its members to promote high standards of educational quality, ethical practices, student learning and professional development. Representing the member schools to the Thai government, ISAT has worked closely with the Ministry of Education, the Board of Investments (BOI), the Department of International Trade Promotion, and the Office of the Private Education Commission.

TISAC

Through inter-school collaboration and competition, students are provided with a range of opportunities from sporting challenges and competitions, through to arts collaborations and events, where they can engage with students in different international schools.

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