Learning Through Feedback
We are always looking to enhance the quality of the learning experience at ISB. Feedback, both internal and external, is a critical part of this improvement process.
Feedback from the Accreditation Process
Following a Five Year Visit to the school at the beginning of December 2014, a Joint Accreditation Team by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of International School concluded
ISB is a fine and innovative school and one that is confident of its direction, has a clear Vision for its future, and enjoys a high degree of support from its stakeholders.
The school enjoys stable, visionary and thoughtful leadership, has a committed Board, and a faculty and staff dedicated to the well-being and learning of their students, and students who are proud of their school and eager to attend it.
The Report also highlighted as notable strengths the School’s commitment to its Mission, its positive school culture and climate, the individual attention and support that students receive from their teachers, and the quality facilities and willingness of the organization to embrace change and innovation.
A number of recommendations for further improvement were also made:
Further development and implementation of the Common Ground Curriculum as outlined in the school’s three-year educational plan.
Further development of the use of data to measure student progress, as well as using analysis to make informative decisions about the programme and learning at ISB.
Consideration of the development and use of Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for all students, so that measureable learning goals are established and individual challenge and success can be more easily determined.
Each of these recommendations will be addressed by the Board and Management of the School between now and the next Re-Accreditation visit, scheduled for 2019-2020.
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Feedback from the Annual Parent Satisfaction Survey
A Parent Satisfaction Survey is regularly sent to more than 1000 ISB families, faculty and staff. When the last Survey was circulated, 530 families responded, together with 215 employees. More than 2400 comments and suggestions were made. Here are some of the things we were told:
Students are happy to be at ISB • The quality of teaching at ISB • The Learning Support and Intensive Support Programmes • Feedback on student progress during Learning Conferences • The range of opportunities for students in Arts and Sports • The diverse international community at ISB • The quality of the learning environments • The integration of technology across the school • The personal nature of school admissions • Communication from the school
Areas of concern or in need of strengthening
Student learning goals need to be more clearly communicated • More language options for students • Better support for 'gifted' students • Lack of opportunity for courses such as Coding • Student integration with wider Brussels community • Improvements needed to Gym changing facilities • School fees • Parking on Campus