• The City School has an established system of school inspection since 2002. The process and framework of inspection has evolved, and we have now a contextualised model that is suited to our own requirements, alongside encapsulating the best possible international practices.
  • Our primary focus remains making the schools aware of their own needs and areas of improvement through self-evaluation, eventually contributing towards improved student achievement.
  • The purpose of inspections is to contribute towards improved student outcomes. The DIQA is committed to inspecting schools in a spirit of professional collaboration and in accordance with the highest professional standards. The general principles of the code are that inspectors will be consistent, fair and courteous, and will work with members of the school community in a climate of mutual respect.
  • Inspectors aim to leave the staff of each school feeling that they have gained from the experience of inspection. Those involved in running schools should recognise the thoroughness of the evidence base as well as understand and respect the judgments that emerge. The entire school community, including parents, should feel that the inspection has provided a valuable contribution to its strategy for improvement.