elc has been awarded the International Schools Quality Mark (ISQM) since 2012 by the British based Education Development Trust. Established over 40 years ago, EDT is a leading British not-for-profit education organisation and a recognised authority in the field of quality assurance worldwide, with nearly 20 years’ experience as providers of inspection services to OFSTED (Office for Standards in Education) in the United Kingdom. The ISQM supports elc’s continuing development and improvement and assures parents and students that elc has been judged by independent evaluators to meet rigorous quality standards. The ISQM is awarded on the basis of an evaluation against accreditation criteria rooted in high standards over the following areas:

  • Our students’ attainment and the progress they make
  • Students’ personal development
  • Teaching, learning and assessment
  • The curriculum
  • The quality and quantity of our human and material resources
  • Care and support of our students
  • Our partnership with parents and the community
  • Leadership, Management and Governance

An EDT Assigned Consultant visits annually and accreditation teams visit every three years. The accreditation team review our development plan, observe lessons, sample students’ work, and interview the Principal, other key staff, students, parents, and members of the Board of Governors. On his most recent visit on 27th November 2017 our Assigned Consultant, Mr Stephen Fletcher observed that within elc:

  • “ pupils of all ages have excellent, positive attitudes to school and learning”
  • “a range of new initiatives is impacting positively on pupils’ lives, within and outside the school… they have a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong … pupils’ behaviour is exemplary”
  • “the rich and varied program of activities and experiences for all pupils is a great strength of the school’s provision”
  • “parents think highly of the school and have few concerns … parents receive detailed information about their children and the school in a range of effective ways, with the school looking to utilize online access more in the future … the school regularly seeks and acts positively on parents’ views.”

Accreditation confirms the methods and excellent results obtained in elc’s journey from our humble beginnings to our present locations.