We are the independent evaluator of a Schools Inspections and Improvement programme in Eastern Uganda.
Run by the NGO Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), the one-year pilot programme hopes to improve the quality of leadership and management in ten government-run secondary schools.
We are using a mixed-methods approach for the ongoing research and will include comparative case studies. As part of the evaluation, we will adapt a survey from the World Management Survey to assess changes in the quality of leadership and management in the sample schools.
At the end of the pilot, we will carry out a comprehensive analysis of school-based cases to understand the pilot’s impact and what caused it. NFER will also conduct in-depth interviews with head teachers and teachers, as well as programme staff and stakeholders.
The baseline for this evaluation was completed in July 2019. The findings of the final evaluation, due in November 2020, will not only inform the scale-up of the PEAS’s school inspections intervention in government schools, but will also allow us to understand if the intervention can be delivered in a cost-effective way.