What is the ISI?
Carrdus School is inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) as it is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS). ISI is the body approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of inspecting schools which are, or whose heads are, in membership of the associations which form the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and reporting on the extent to which they meet the Independent School Standards (“the standards”) in the Schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014.
Accordingly, inspection records whether the school meets each of these standards, which are arranged in eight parts, each of which is divided into separate paragraphs. For schools which have early years provision, the inspection of settings which do not require registration also records whether the school complies with key provisions of the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework, and for registered settings the full range of the Early Years Foundation Stage provisions is considered. Additionally, the inspection reports on the school’s accessibility plan under Schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010 and the ban on corporal punishment under section 548 of the Education Act 1996.