Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB)

School Inspections in Dubai

The Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) of KHDA was established by Decision 38 of The Executive Council of the Government of Dubai in 2007. 

DSIB provides comprehensive information on the standard of private school education in Dubai, which helps to inform improvement planning at school and policy level. This is achieved through a number of approaches, including annual school inspections, parents meetings and focus groups, teachers, parents and students surveys. 

Having a view of the standard and quality of education provided throughout Dubai is critical for everyone concerned with education. DSIB provides an inspection service which gives independent, comprehensive assessment of educational standards and school performance for every private school in Dubai. 

The standards have been developed and are regularly revised in cooperation with educational practitioners across the diverse curricula represented in Dubai. 

Through inspections and the participation of schools in international assessments, DSIB provides KHDA, the Government of Dubai and the wider public with an accurate and detailed view of the quality of school education in Dubai in relation to the educationally best-performing countries in the world. 

British Schools Overseas inspections for schools in Dubai

British curriculum-based schools in Dubai can now apply to participate in British Schools Overseas inspections, which will be carried out at the same time as those by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB). Schools will be inspected against standards that are equivalent to those for independent schools in the UK, taking into account local requirements.

This opportunity is the result of an agreement between KHDA and the Department for Education of England and Wales (DfE) where BSO inspections will be delivered by KHDA and CfBT Education Trust as part of their strategic cooperation agreement.

If your school is interested in making an application for BSO inspection in the school year 2013/14, please complete the registration and self-review forms on the KHDA website here and submit a draft calendar for 2013/14. Applications must be submitted before March 31, 2013 to Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2013 about the status of their application.

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