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Quality Assurance Department


Dr Jacqueline Vanhear
Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education (DQSE)
Ministry for Education and Employment
Great Siege Road
Floriana VLT 2000
Tel: 2598 2492


The Quality Assurance Department (QAD) is set to nurture and monitor a quality holistic educational provision in Maltese compulsory schooling, which seeks to assist all individuals, irrespective of socio-economic, cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, gender and sexual status, to achieve their own full potential and reach personal fulfilment through lifelong learning, participation in the world of work and active citizenship in a democratic society.
Mission Statement
As part of the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education (DQSE) within the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE), the mission of the QAD is to establish and ensure high quality educational standards that promote well-being through the programmes and educational services provided by Maltese State and Non-State Schools, as provided for in the Education Act.
Mission Objectives
  • to ensure that all learners receive an equitable entitlement to a high quality education;
  • to establish high quality standards that reflect national priorities, vision, policies and strategies;
  • to monitor the school’s accountability in achieving high quality standards;
  • to keep key stake holders informed about the performance and progress of educational provision in the school;
  • to provide clear and meaningful feedback to schools regarding the effectiveness of their educational provision and recommend priorities for future action so as to inform the school’s development planning for improvement;
  • to evaluate the impact of the school’s internal review process on achieving high quality standards;
  • to contribute in supporting the development of the school’s capability to perform an effective and ongoing internal review.