The Pre-Affiliation Inspection
The purpose of the quality inspection is to decide whether your school will be able to meet - or already meets - the requirements of the International House quality scheme.
The visit should be informative for you and us. The inspector will gather information about the learning environment, how your customers experience your school, and the working environment which your teachers benefit from. You will gain a better understanding of how International House operates, our culture, and how you can benefit from the network.
What is involved?
Inspection visits will involve:
- Meetings with the school Director
- Meetings with the DOS
- Meeting with the administrative staff
- Focus group meeting with your teachers
- Focus group meeting with your students
- Lesson Observations - just 20 minute drop-in observations of as many members of staff as possible
Inspections usually last 2 or 3 days, but if you have a large school with more than 20 teachers it may last longer, We will agree a date which suits you, and help you through every stage of the preparation. We want this to be beneficial for you and us.
This is what Edite, Academic Manager at IH Porto, has said about their inspection:
What you will get
International House inspectors are school owners or managers, so have a great deal of experience in running and managing an IH school, We encourage a professional, but good friendly atmosphere during inspections. Please enjoy meals out with them, and take every opportunity to pick their brains!
As well as this there will be an informal feedback meeting at the end of the inspection, and a detailed written report.