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					SELF EVALUATION

   A Presentation by
     Sylvia Tye and
   Michael McKeever.
     May 6th 2006.
Governors, Ofsted and self
       evaluation.

  How to prepare, endure and
    benefit from inspection.
       INTRODUCTION
Before the Inspection
During the Inspection
After the Inspection
How to improve Governance
       Before Inspection 1;
         Documentation.
As a Governor, I would advise you to
familiarise yourself with these;
Using the Evaluation Schedule
Introducing the new Panda report
Every Child Matters; the new relationship
 The Self Evaluation Form (SEF)
         Before Inspection 2;
         What should you do?
Make your support for the school and the staff clear
Check the school has a SEF and a process of
completion has been undertaken; (mini SEFS for
governors/staff/departments)
Make sure you have read the SEF
Be aware of your position in relation to the school. You
should not be asked questions you cannot answer!
Use the SEF process for your own and the school’s
benefit
Our advice; do not make this the first time any evaluation
has taken place
        During Inspection 1
Keep well away if possible; the staff have
enough to do!
If needed on a formal basis for interview;
Be briefed; read the SEF and ask if not sure.
How do I know?; keep this in mind at all times
‘triangulation’; you say it, they check it out
Be aware of your role in relation to the school
and what is delegated
Be supportive and use positive reinforcement at
all times. This is not the time to voice concerns
about your school
       During Inspection 2;
     some ideas from Trinity’s
            Inspection
‘power weekend’ for SEF completion
Think about accommodation
Set a timetable for the Inspectors
Make them ‘an offer they can’t refuse’
‘what else to you need to see to evidence our
claims?’
Pair governors for interviews
Do a role play for the interviews.
 What did Ofsted say about our
         Governance?
‘the Governing body is fufilling its duties well,
and with significant levels of commitment’ (Nov.
2005)
‘the expertise of individual Governors is very well
recognised, and their role valued’ (Nov, 2005)
‘governors are keen to support and develop
further their partnership with the school’ (Nov.
2005)
‘governors conscientiously fulfil their role in
nurturing the faith life of the school and share
their vision for the school’s future development’
 (March 2006)
          After Inspection
The draft arrives quickly
Be involved in reading it; 10 pair of eyes
better than one! Set a possible date for
this
Make detailed observations, correct
typographical errors. It shows interest!
Book a pub and have a party.
    Our advice and practice
Self evaluate…think of outcomes
Be on top of your data; know what it means and
what you are doing about it
Share data and good practice…everyone ‘on
message’
Put teaching and learning at the top of every
agenda. Get rid of obstacles
Look for governor involvement…and parents
and pupils
Integrate the ECM agenda into planning.
BEING HEALTHY
What can your SEF say about your school?

     Active Mark; sports               Extended school programme
     Nutritional School dinners        Playground projects
     Healthy Breakfast club            Visit programme; health
     Fruit in school                    professionals/police/sportspeople
     Break time food arrangements       .
     Water freely available            Comprehensive Personal
                                         Education Programme; sex
     Rewards for healthy food           education/drugs awareness/anti
     Healthy school award               smoking plan.
                                        ‘Statutory’ PE offer.



     REMEMBER PARENTS AND THE
      COMMUNITY
STAYING SAFE
What can your sef say about your school?

  *Good policies; H+S Fire etc.          Sharing information;
  *walking bus                            EWO/Transition
  *education visits system               Risk assessments for safety
  *pedestrian skills                     ‘worry box’;
  *stranger danger                        citizenship/assemblies
  *drug education                        Trained staff learning mentors
  *behaviour policy/code of conduct      Alarms; gate security/visitor
                                          passes
  *nurture group/peer counselling
                                         Attendance policy
  *child protection/school council
                                         Before and after school activities
  *anti bullying/buddy system
                                         Cycling proficiency
  *work with police/other bodies on
      personal safety.                   Arrival/dismissal
                                          procedures/bus duty

  REMEMBER PARENTS AND THE
    COMMUNITY.
Enjoying and achieving.
What can your sef say about your school?

     Pupil tracking; achievement and         *structured play activities. Tracking
      personal development                         physical development
     Quality of curriculum/ how does it      *procedures for G+T
      meet needs?                             *impact of learning mentors
     Learning to learn; AfL                  *provision for SEN; early identification
     Enquiry based learning                       and diagnosis
     ICT                                     *1st day calling; absences
     Residential/ team building events/      *rewards and incentives
      working on ‘the other’                  *targets set for
     Sports provision; facilities, liaison        individuals/groups/classes/school?
      with ‘next’ school, sports clubs and    *corporate endeavour; house system
      organisations.                          *behaviour, attendance and punctuality
     REMEMBER PARENTS AND HE                      can reflect enjoyment and
      COMMUNITY.                                   achievement.
ECONOMIC WELL BEING
What can your SEF say about your school?

     citizenship in the curriculum          Care and responsibility for
     Financial education; savings            material resources
      clubs; links with local                Problem solving using real life
      organisations, eg Credit Union          within the curriculum
     Visiting speakers to support           Specialist bids with partners for
      above two                               unique status
     After school child care provision      Enterprise schemes
     Holiday clubs                          Competitions
     Breakfast clubs                        Fund raising/charitable activities
     Spending priorities                    Budget holding for school
                                              council?

  REMEMBER PARENTS AND THE
    COMMUNITY
MAKING A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION
What can your SEF say about your school?

  *school council
  *prefects/monitors
  *heads of houses/school/class
  *Duke of Edinburgh
  *local pupil parliament
  *young enterprise schemes
  *debating groups
  *peer mediation
  *buddies/friendship circles
  *charitable fundraising
  *any usps? /allotment/pond/facility nearby.
Thanks for your attention

				
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