To ask a school what they need, then to develop it specifically for that school based on their needs is commendable. As a former Head of School I would support [this] philosophically and financially.William Shell - former Exec Director, IB Programmes, School District #11, Colorado Springs, USA
School Enhancement Services
School Enhancement Services (SES) are a suite of services offered by the IB aimed at supporting authorization and evaluation. The IB offers SES to all interested, candidate and IB World Schools.
How are School Enhancement Services offered?
SES is delivered in the following formats:
- Online consultation
- Coaching via Skype online tools
- Face to face consultation and coaching
Three service tiers
Depending on your school's needs, SES is available in three tiers of service:
1. Self-guided, on demand
2. Interactive and consultative
3. Customized onsite coaching
Learn more about the initial trials
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) introduced this new suite of services to 100 participant schools and groups of schools in a series of trials conducted during 2014-16. Read more about the initial SES trials on Twitter, Facebook, IB Global News, IB in Practice, and on the School Services blog.
Choose from any of the following School Enhancement Services:
This service supports schools in determining appropriate connections between the PYP and/or the MYP and local or national curriculum requirements. Through consultation and coaching, participant schools receive helpful examples, expert guidance and skills development to apply to their own curriculum development process.
PYP Building Quality Curriculum
A service for PYP schools that would like structured feedback on units of inquiry and the programme of inquiry, deeper understanding of the curriculum planning process and improved written curriculum.
This service supports authorized IB World Schools during the period between and in the lead up to programme evaluation. Schools can tailor the service to gain specific feedback and guidance in order to promote and enrich programme implementation.