Bloomsbury International received an excellent educational oversight inspection report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2019. We ‘exceeded expectations’, and received points of excellence in multiple areas.
The latest ISI report confirms that Bloomsbury International exceeds expectations and maintained our quality of education since the previous inspection. The teaching quality, curriculum, learners’ achievements and students’ welfare were all rated as excellent.
The following are a few quotes from the ISI report, written by the inspectors:
“Teaching is excellent; teachers are very well qualified and experienced.”
“All students learn and make very good progress.”
“Students who experience difficulty in learning are given highly effective support.”
“Pastoral support is excellent.”
“Assessment of student work is excellent.”
“Arrangements for accommodation are excellent.”
Bloomsbury International was inspected by Eaquals in 2017 and 2018 and met the high standards required for Eaquals accreditation. The teaching, the course programmes, as well as the course organisation, the learning resources, testing and evaluation were all judged to be of high quality. It was found that the institution takes great care to protect the welfare of its clients and staff, and all publicity materials produced by the institution are accurate and truthful.
The Inspectors identified points of excellence in the following categories:
Teaching and Learning
The quality of teaching and learning is excellent because the statements of intent described by the centre to its students in terms of methodological approach and attention to individual needs are carried out consistently and effectively on a practical level throughout the centre. Teachers consistently make use of up-to-date teaching and learning approaches which utilise modern technology to great effect, including, audio, video, smartboards and smartphones alongside more traditional approaches suitable for the age and interests of the students.
The learning environment is excellent because of the high standards employed by the centre in ensuring the safety and security of all users of the building, the attention to ensuring that all safety equipment and evacuation procedures are fully operated and supervised by a dedicated staff member, who ensures that equipment is regularly and fully tested, and because the centre management have ensured that there is a team of fully trained fire marshals and first aiders always available amongst the staff.
Client services are an area of excellence because of the priority given to student wellbeing in all aspects of their stay. Students are consistently well informed and carefully advised, both in their study programme, notably through the tutorial system, and also in their social life, with great care provided to ensure that they remain safe and secure through the provision of guidelines, important contact information and personal attention.
This area is excellent because the dedication and research into client patterns carried out by the sales and marketing team has already resulted in an increase in direct recruitment and has raised the profile of the institution, and the upgraded website contributes to this.
In the most recent British Council inspection in June 2018, Bloomsbury International was recommended
You can read the full report here.