Christian Curriculum

Religious schools reveal stark contrasts in standards


Triple C School

(CNS): Parents who pay for their children’s education at three of Grand Cayman’s leading private faith schools get very different results for their money. Triple C was again rated “poor” on its last inspection, while Cayman Prep was rated “good” and a few steps away from an “excellent” rating. The First Baptist Christian School, which is only for elementary-age children, has not improved its ‘satisfactory’ rating from its last inspection in 2020, according to the latest round of reports from school inspectors from the Office of Education Standards.

There was no reason to worry at Cayman Prep, which caters to kids in Kindergarten to Grade 13. Not only was the school rated “good” on its overall performance, but many areas were “excellent”, with the school dropping from “good” to “excellent” in some cases. No criterion was judged less than “good” with specific “excellent” scores more numerous than “good”.

However, the overall performance of the Triple C School, which teaches preschool through 12th grade, had not improved, and the “weak” areas identified in the previous inspection, such as curriculum and security issues, had not improved. “The school does not have the capacity to improve,” inspectors said in the damning report. “The failure to adhere to the Cayman Islands child protection policy and regulations was of great concern. “

The quality of leadership was also rated as “low” as inspectors said senior leadership did not provide the drive and direction needed to achieve needed improvements.

“Student performance assessment systems were weak in all phases except early childhood, where they were good. Teachers and students did not have the information they needed to progress in learning, ”the report revealed. The number of performance standards rated “satisfactory” has increased since the last inspection, but only a handful of areas assessed by inspectors were rated “good”, such as children’s behavior.

While First Baptist had advanced and progressed from “poor” to “satisfactory” in several areas, the inspectors concluded that, overall, the school was still “satisfactory” and needed to “reduce the inconsistencies in the quality of the school. ‘teaching’. They said progress was needed in a number of important foundational areas, such as student achievement and progress in English, math and science, as well as teaching and learning and the curriculum. studies.

See the latest reports on the OES website or in the SNC Library.


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