Effective Self-Evaluation will enable you to:
Teach staff and key stakeholders about the importance of self-evaluation and its contribution to the school’s strategic planning
Develop inclusive processes that are endorsed by governors and leaders and used by staff
Encourage effective contribution from governors, leaders and staff by showing them how to plan future actions in order to support ongoing self-evaluation
Assist departmental action planning with tools that translate data into targeted actions
Develop an evidence-based process with measureable outputs and actions that can be presented at inspection
Foster an open culture where staff appreciate the school’s strengths and weaknesses
Focus on the core purpose of good teaching and learning throughout the school.
Summary of contents
Effective Self-Evaluation will support the preparation of the summary and kick-start the ongoing process by helping school leaders think about the interdependent cycles of performance management, financial planning, self-evaluation, training and development and action planning.
Embed self-evaluation as an ongoing process
Assist key groups to make a positive contribution
Enable action planning that contributes to strategic development
Be accountable and ready to show your school at its’ best during inspection
Training session 1 – Self-evaluation for governors
Understand the importance of self-evaluation.
Understand your responsibilities for contributing to the school’s self-evaluation.
Understand the key headings of the 2012 Ofsted inspection framework.
Have discussed the school’s performance under each of the key headings and have a clear understanding of the headlines, the strengths and weaknesses.
Devise a plan, both for contributing to the school’s self-evaluation and to the inspection.
In a faith school, understand that there will be a separate Section 48 inspection and that they should be prepared for this also.
Training session 2 – A self-evaluation briefing for the leadership team
Understand the importance of ongoing self-evaluation.
Understand your role in contributing to the school’s self-evaluation.
Understand the detail of the 2012 Ofsted inspection framework.
Will have been able to discuss the school’s performance under each of the key headings and have a clear understanding of the headlines, the strengths and weaknesses.
Will have a plan for undertaking systematic school self-evaluation.
In a faith school will understand that there will be a separate Section 48 inspection and that they should be prepared for this also.
Training session 3 – Self-evaluation – a briefing for stakeholder
Brief stakeholders on their role in the school’s self-evaluation
School and stakeholders understand the partnership and how it might be used to inform the school’s strategic development
Training session 4 – Knowing ourselves: a self-evaluation planning day
Staff at all levels understand the role that self-evaluation plays in the strategic leadership of the school
Staff contribute to the identification of the school’s strengths and weaknesses against the areas of the Ofsted framework
Departments/key stages/teams contribute to a review of the school’s performance in their area of responsibility
Leaders have data from which to create a self-evaluation document
All staff will be able to identify priorities for improvement at school and departmental level
Identify staff training needs