We are pleased to announce that the Boards of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) recently granted TASIS England full re-accreditation, awarding the highest level possible.
This excellent outcome demonstrates that TASIS England has achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and displays a commitment to continuous improvement.
Head of School Bryan Nixon stated, “In over 20 years of both witnessing and writing these reports as a site evaluator and educator, I have never seen such a wonderful commendation as: ‘The faculty and staff for their commitment to ensuring that all students at TASIS England feel that they belong.’ This, in itself, is worthy of celebration as an exceptional acknowledgment of our strong mission and our engaged and connected community.”
TASIS England is accredited by a number of educational organizations and regular inspections are a fact of school life. In October 2020, a Visiting Team of four international educators and school leaders from CIS and NEASC commenced a week-long virtual visit to our school community as the final stage of an 18-month review.
The complex re-accreditation process also included preliminary visits, reports, self-reflection, and committee reviews. In addition to conducting remote classroom observations, the Visiting Team held meetings with representatives of all of the School’s stakeholders: students, parents, faculty, staff, leadership, and Board. Their review covered all aspects of school operations from classroom practice through to health and safety within our grounds.
The CIS and NEASC Boards accepted the Visiting Team’s commendations, which culminated in an extremely positive final report that reflects the many strengths of our school community and the enormous dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff, and school leaders. While we take pride in this achievement, we will not be resting on our laurels. Both the strengths identified and recommended proposed actions to facilitate continuous improvement will be considered as we formulate our new three-year strategic plan.
The full report can be found HERE.