The Government of India has recently initiated a series of steps to improve the level of quality of education in the schools across the country. The latest policy document namely, the Eleventh Five Year Plan has also focused on improving the quality of school education. Accreditation by definition is an affirmation of 'Quality'. It is the means of demonstrating confidence in the schools' purposes, performances, and human and financial resources. Thus Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.
The need for quality assurance arises from the following:
Quality is a very subjective area of improvement in education and should be seen in a holistic manner. Quality education is closely interconnected with cultural, political, social and economical contexts. At SHIS we aim to establish a quality assurance system within our structures, so we have taken this initiative by analyzing various aspects of excellence in education and defining it with our own idea of quality.
The CBSE School Quality Assessment and Accreditation (SQAA) is holistic as it covers all aspects of a school functioning, namely
The Seven Domains identified by CBSE focus on the seven areas and processes of developing the capabilities of school holistically. The Domains are further divided into Sub-Domains which qualify the various aspects of that particular domain.
By participating in the process of accreditation we will raise the bar of excellence and move towards continuous improvement in quality, thereby ensuring to prepare its students for citizenship responsibilities, successful careers, acquisition of life skills and lifelong learning.