Education Standards and Assessment Unit
The Office of Education Standards (OES) is the government body responsible for conducting independent evaluations of Cayman's public and private schools. The mandate for the Office is to contribute to the continuous improvement of education in the Cayman Islands by establishing effective partnerships with a wide range of entities, including public and private sector schools, the Department of Education Services, the Education Ministry and Education Council.
The Office of Education Standards is within the Portfolio of the Civil Service and is autonomous and objective in the evaluations made within inspections. OES works closely with the Department of Education Services, which utilises the results of inspections to inform its support of schools in their improvement planning. The work of OES extends beyond school evaluations to research and the provision of independent advice on education matters to the Ministry.
OES had previously been known - since its inception in 1996 - as the 'Cayman Islands Schools' Inspectorate' and the 'Education Quality Assurance Unit'. In 2017, following the election and publication of Education Law (2016) and Education Guidelines (2017), the re-established department was renamed and transferred to the Portfolio of the Civil Service.
Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Ave, George Town, Grand CaymanMailing Address
PO Box 128, Grand Cayman KY1-9000, Cayman IslandsTelephone
8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to FridayTeam
Mr. Peter Carpenter. Chief Inspector and Director of OES.
Mrs. Althea Edwards-Boothe. Senior Inspector.
Mrs. Daniela Eden. Executive Officer.