Assessors who participated in training September 2011
Qualifications of MEAB assessors:
MEAB Assessors are graduates with Montessori qualifications. They have a minimum five years Montessori classroom experience, and most of them have Montessori school management experience. Some of our assessors are also proprietors of Montessori schools. Many of them have participated in early years inspections for Ofsted and several are trained ISI early years inspectors.
All of our assessors have received specialist training endorsed by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), and have agreed to attend at least two MEAB training events each year to ensure that our procedures are consistent, current and relevant to the needs of the Montessori community. During the academic year 2010/11 the assessors have undertaken further training by the nationally recognised Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.
The role of the assessor is to conduct a peer review of the Montessori practice in a Montessori day-care, nursery or school. They visit the setting twice, evaluate practice following the MEAB criteria, feed back to the owner/manager and the staff, make recommendations to the setting and prepare a written report of each accreditation visit. The recommendations, as contained within the written report, are subject to review by MEAB’s Report Monitoring Group and the reports are validated by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board which meets twice a year.
The assessors are monitored and mentored by the Senior and Deputy Accreditation Officers and supported by the MEAB administrator. They are expected to use technology before, during and after their visit. All the assessors are appointed for a period of three years and are self-employed.
To become an assessor
If you are interested in becoming a MEAB assessor, please email your current CV to Philip Davies at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will hold your CV on file; it will be considered by the interview panel prior to the next training session to be held during the next academic year. All our assessors are interviewed by a panel of three, appointed by the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board and if selected, will be invited to undertake the appropriate training, following which they will be mentored by one of the current assessors.