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Inspectorate Unit



The mission of the Inspectorate Unit is to provide an inspection service to the Ministry of Education and Primary /Secondary schools to raise

the quality of education received in Seychelles, by improving the quality of the schools’ self evaluation processes and by setting standards to enhance

the quality of education for all children in Seychelles.


The main aim of the Inspectorate unit is to inspect all Primary and Secondary State Schools against established standards and performance indicators and report to the schools

and Ministry of Education for monitoring, support and follow-up actions.


Operational Principles

- Openness and Transparency – valuing a collaborative approach

- Comprehensiveness - Conditions associated with ‘effective’ schools

- Capacity Building – with a focus on Self Evaluation

- Focus on Learning – progressive improvement in attainment / achievement / quality assurance and development planning

- Formative Emphasis – improvement is data driven

- Confidentiality – reports restricted to those services having a direct responsibility for school supervision and support

Roles & Responsibilities

- To work with schools to keep performance indicators and evaluation criteria under review

- To work closely with management teams and services in Schools Division to monitor and support the development of structures and processes for self- evaluation in schools

- To analyse data from examinations and evaluation reports with a view of helping schools to set targets for improvement particularly for attainment

- To evaluate the performance of schools against agreed performance indicators and targets and give feedback to the school

- To publish outstanding practices

- To monitor the provisions of quality education in all state schools through evaluation and monitoring in compliance with the Education Act 2004

- To evaluate, educate and advise Senior Management Teams, Schools Councils and teachers on good implementation of Schools’ Development Plans & day to day running of the school

- To approve the recruitment, training and deployment of part-time EQA team members

- To recommend points for actions and strategies for improving the quality of basic education

- To report to the MOE, School Councils and schools on the accountability and the effective use of resources in schools​


Inspectorate Officers’ Code of Conduct

Inspectorate Officers should:

- evaluate objectively, be impartial and evaluate without fear or favour (e.g. Inspectorate officers must not evaluate a school that they support in any other ways

- evaluate provision in line with frameworks, National Standards or requirements

- base all evaluations on clear and robust evidence

- report honestly and clearly ensuring that judgements are fair and reliable

- carry out their work with integrity, treating all those they meet with courtesy, respect and sensitivity

- endeavour to minimise the stress on those involved in the evaluation

- act in the best interests and well-being of service users

- maintain purposeful and productive dialogue with those being evaluated, and communicate judgements clearly and frankly

- respect the confidentiality of information, particularly about individuals and their work

- respond appropriately to reasonable requests, and advise the Ministry on appropriate action safeguarding health and safety issues

- Inspectorate officers are accountable for their decisions and actions to the school and stakeholders when reporting on the school concerns

- Inspectorate officers should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take

- Inspectorate officers have to dress appropriately in a way that upholds the good reputation of the MoE and the teaching profession. Wearing thongs, sleeveless vest, revealing clothes, or clothes with offensive slogans are examples of inappropriate dress in a school environment


​The new Inspectorate Model

Documents for downloads

Inspectorate Manual Version 3, 2014