The Value of Quality Assurance

OISESA believes that all schools can improve and should constantly seek ways of strengthening their educational programme. The quality assurance process promotes strategic thinking and encourages adaptability – vital for independent schools as they navigate the changing landscape of education in Southern Africa.

Research also shows that for any change to be effective, it needs to come from within. The self-study process encourages schools to examine the relevance of their mission and values by using the Standards & Indicators to ask important educational questions and review their current practice.

Working through a process of critical reflection and self-evaluation enables schools to affirm and celebrate their strengths and identify areas of vulnerability. Participation in the process also demonstrates the school’s willingness to be held professionally accountable and enhances the school’s credibility with its stakeholders and the wider community.


“It was a worthwhile process, just what was needed post Covid where we lost so much of the routine and rhythm. It has helped us to relook, re-evaluate and re-establish the core aspects of our school and look towards an improved and better future.”

St Nicholas Diocesan School


“I thoroughly enjoyed the process, specifically because I could share and learn from other teachers in completely different areas of the school and vice versa.  I feel that everyone’s input was honest and genuine.”

St David’s Marist Inanda