RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok: BLI 2.0 confirms accreditation as “EXCELLENT“!

The German „Bund-Länder-Inspektion“ (BLI - the German joint federal and state inspection), inspected RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok from 28 August to 1 September 2017 to establish another comprehensive report on the quality of the school, six years after the BLI 1.0 in 2011. The result was presented to the faculty and then later to the whole school community on Friday 1 September 2017. RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok again managed to fulfil the requirements for the accreditation certificate of “Excellent German School abroad” by the German government! During the closing ceremony, the three inspectors reiterated that RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok did not just fulfil the basic criteria, but achieved excellent results in most areas. The main inspector especially valued the integration measures for newcomers at the RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok, and pointed out that “new students are quickly accepted and integrated at this school.” The inspector particularly remembered a new student who said during the inspection that "after just 15 days, I felt as if I had never been at another school”.

The result of the „Bund-Länder-Inspektion 2.0“ represents another important step for RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok  in the continuous quality improvement process. It provides the school with valuable information and further development potential, while reconfirming that RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok is not only a good, but an excellent school.

During the inspection at the school all involved parties were thoroughly interviewed in regard to each aspect of life at school. The main focus of the inspection was visits to the various grades during normal lessons.

This preliminary report presented by the inspectors has already given important insights and ideas to RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok. After the presentation to the teachers, there was the chance to discuss and work with the results with the inspectors in a workshop.

The detailed final report will then be carefully analyzed and discussed. Important impulses for further work will be delivered. The work of quality development at the school will continue.

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