HeadStart International School is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education to provide a range of educational programmes from Preschool to Secondary level. After achieving recognition from Cambridge International Examinations in 2011, HeadStart is now a proud member of the Cambridge International School Network.
Cambridge International School Network
HeadStart has been a proud member of the Cambridge International Schools Network since 2011. CIE prepare school students for life by kindling a passion for lifelong education and learning and an informed curiosity about the world. CIE are part of Cambridge assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge’s international qualifications are recognised the world over by universities and employers alike. This in turn gives students a wide range of options in their education and career choices.
ISQM - International School Quality Mark
The ISQM ‘International School Quality Mark’ is a respected school accreditation agency for schools that offer an international curriculum. ISQM accreditation provides an objective assurance to students, parents, staff and proprietors that a school has been judged by independent evaluators to meet rigorous quality standards. ISQM goes further and provides an agenda for improvement. All good or outstanding schools seek continuous improvement and ISQM provides external analysis of developmental priorities.
ISQM award functions within a distinct framework of ideals and standards that a recognised school must adhere to. Through a well-defined preparatory process a school must prove that it has met the recognised international standards based on strong educational practice and high expectations. The ISQM is awarded on a differentiated basis for a period of three years. The three-year cycle of accreditation ensures that standards are regularly reviewed while a school maintains an ongoing commitment to improvement and development.
Education Development Trust
In 2014, HeadStart passed the rigorous Education Development Trust accreditation process to be awarded their ‘International School Quality Mark’. EDT, are a UK based organisation and a leading international authority on school inspection and improvement whose mission and values include excellence in learning outcomes, integrity and purpose in education and providing outstanding education solutions. It is with great pride that we at HeadStart are affiliated with and accredited by EDT and adhere to their high standards.
EDT Bronze Accreditation in 2014
In 2014 HeadStart International School passed a verification visit as part of the accreditation process, and was awarded the CfBT ISQM Bronze Award.
EDT Silver Accreditation in 2017
In June 2017, a team of inspectors visited HeadStart and observed 44 lessons, held 19 meetings and spoke to numerous students formally, as well as countless others informally as they traveled around the school. The inspection team held key meetings with parent representatives, the school board and members of the school management team. In all of the 8 accreditation standards the school was rated as ‘good with outstanding features’ and moved to Silver Award.
EDT Silver Accreditation in 2022
In November 2022, a team of inspectors visited HeadStart. The team observed numerous lessons, held meetings and spoke to students formally, as well as countless others informally. The inspection team held key meetings with parent representatives, the school board and members of the school management team. In all of the 8 accreditation standards the school was rated as ‘good with outstanding features’ and maintained its Silver Award status.
|Standards||Description||HeadStart’s Self Rating||2017 Accreditation||2022 Accreditation|
|Standard 1||Standards reached by students in their work and the progress they make||Good||Good||Good with increasing proportion of outstanding|
|Standard 2||Students’ personal development||Good with some elements of outstanding||Outstanding||Outstanding|
|Standard 3||Teaching and learning||Good Overall (strengths and weaknesses reflected)||Good||Good with regular examples of outstanding|
|Standard 4||The curriculum||Good||Good with some elements of outstanding||Good overall with some outstanding aspects|
|Standard 5||Quality & quantity of accommodation & resources||Good with some outstanding||Good moving towards outstanding||Outstanding|
|Standard 6||How well the school cares for and supports its students||Good in all sections||Good||Good|
|Standard 7||The school’s partnership with parents and the community||Moving towards outstanding||Outstanding||Outstanding|
|Standard 8||Leadership, Management and Governance||Good with some elements of outstanding||Good with some elements of outstanding||Good with some elements of outstanding|