Procedure of Accreditation
A. Preparatory phase
Assessment teams composition: Accreditation team can be constituted by involving 3 stakeholders. The following members should be included in the Accreditation team:- Administrators, Representative from Education and Health department, Public health specialist/Health promotion officer, Representative from QCI, A local nurse or health care provider from community, Leaders of teachers' representative organizations, Representative from NGO, Retired teachers, Parents /parents’ association representative, A food service provider /Dietician/nutritionist
Training of the team: One day workshop on accreditation process can be provided for sensitising assessors who are new to the process. Accreditation team will be trained in assessment and accreditation standards and scoring and will visit the school and assess them with participation of school administration.
Logistics to be carried: Accreditation team should carry a copy of manual, adequate number of accreditation forms and pens etc.
B. Implementation phase
School Visit: Assessment team on expression of interest from school authorities will plan the visit. They will be flexible in scheduling visit as per school authorities. The assessors will carry checklist and will score according to indicators/accreditation standards scoring criteria, will classify them as per accreditation standard.
Award of certificate: According to the scores given by accreditation team total points are calculated and accordingly bronze, silver, gold and platinum standards are given and respective certificate is awarded. Schools can display this certificate.