One of the things INschools is passionate about is helping parents get past all the aggressive marketing and learn about a school’s real quality. This is exactly what the school review is all about. The school review allows parents to share their honest assessment of their child’s school. So, for any parent deliberating that important choice about what school to send their children to, the school review will be an empowering tool that helps make the right choice.
Parents will be able to submit a review once in 3 months.
This rating scale is a dynamic one that will differ upon parent’s review. It’s important to stay consistent. Use the same number of points on the scale for all questions, and keep to the same definitions of high and low from question to question. Mixing up your scales can lead to confusion, which can ultimately result in unreliable responses.
Help others understand your child’s school better—there’s more to a school than what’s mentioned in brochures and websites.
School reviews are also a way to help schools understand what they can do better.
While reviewing, please:
The most helpful reviews provide information about the true quality of a school, such as the effectiveness of a school's management, quality of their facilities, teacher’s ability to meet learning needs, the way teachers build and maintain relationships with parents to help children succeed, etc.
A school can be assessed on various aspects such as academics, infrastructure, school’s culture, etc. While reviewing, please follow the below criteria to be able to provide accurate rating and feedback.
Curriculum ― Overall course structure; course materials such as textbooks, workbooks, worksheets; child’s ability to complete their school work.
Homework ― Child’s ability to complete his homework, dependence on parents/tuition teachers/peers/internet.
Teacher to student ratio ― Number of students per class and teacher’s attention towards every student.
Quality of teachers ― Teacher’s knowledge and command on the subject and effective delivery of lessons.
Assessment ― Frequency of assessments such as unit tests, monthly/quarterly examinations.
Sports ― Availability of sports classes such as basketball, cricket, football, etc., swimming pool, yoga classes, karate, etc.
Hobbies ― Hobbies taught such as dance, music, craft, reading, dramatics, life skills etc.
Participation in school and interschool events ― Events conducted in school such as sports day, annual day, exhibitions, and school’s participation in interschool/interstate competitions, etc.
Exchange program, if any ― In case where the school is in any association with other schools/universities for an exchange program.
Overall school ― Location, ambiance, etc.
Sports’ facilities ― Facilities such as sports ground, sports equipment.
Laboratories ― Computer labs, science laboratories, etc.
Classrooms ― Classroom facilities, ventilation.
Hygiene ― Overall cleanliness.
Dining ― Dining/cafeteria facilities if any.
Other resources ― Library, auditorium, assembly stage, etc.
Value for fees ― Are you getting enough value for the fees paid? Do you feel the school is doing justice to the cost?
Transport facilities ― Does the school cover an adequate number of routes? Does your child spend too much time travelling to and from school?
Administration support ― Do you receive support from school administration for any questions/concerns? Is the staff helpful and courteous?
Resources such as uniform, notebooks, craft supply, etc. ― Rate as per availability/cost of these resources provided by school.
Hidden costs ― Are you spending more than mentioned in the school prospectus?
Overall personality development ― How is your child’s growth and development in school and how is he/she enjoying his/her learning experience at school?
School culture ― Aschool’s culture may be assessed through your child’s feedback regarding schoolmates, teachers, school’s orientation towards students from every background, etc.
Discipline ― Does the school demand such discipline that it affects your child’s growth? Is the school liberal enough to help your child grow in all aspects? Were there any unnecessarily harsh actions taken?
Parents’ involvement ―Do you feel you are adequately involved in your child’s growth; does the school organize regular parent-teacher meetings?
Counseling support for parent and child ― Does the school provide certified counselling support to parent and teachers, if required?