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					The Self-Evaluation Form

Introduction for Governors and Staff




             EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
                 Aims

To introduce you to the SEF

To explore the issues associated with the
SEF

To consider what this means for us



                EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
Introduction
    to the
   SEF


   EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
The SEF is intended to record
 the outcomes of a school’s
       self-evaluation.




           EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
         The Uses of a SEF
To:
diagnose strengths and weaknesses;
   How are we doing?
inform future actions;
  What can we do better?
communicate with those interested in our
school: governors, parents, learners, Local
Authority, Ofsted



                   EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
How does the SEF fit in with
 the broader educational
         picture?




           EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
The SEF and the New Working
  Relationship with Schools


                   Summarising
     in and out                        Summary
     of school


                       Validation




       Dialogue        Reporting       Dialogue



                  EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
       Every Child Matters
All children have the right to:
Be Healthy
Stay Safe
Enjoy and Achieve
Make a Positive Contribution
Achieve Economic Well-being



                 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
How does the SEF fit in with
 the way a school works?




          EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
   Questions asked of the                                      Monitoring and Evaluation
   provision and expected
           outcomes                                           ‘Is our school’s self-evaluation based on
‘Does the self-evaluation                                     a good range of telling evidence?’
identify how well our school
serves its learners?’                                         ‘How does our school compare with the
                                                              best comparable school?’
                                  ‘Is the self-
 Provision                        evaluation
                                  process
  Actions                         integral to                         SEF
                                  our key                       Sums up
Everything a
                                  management                    achievement and
school does to                                                  progress.
                                  systems?
support learning.
                                                                Summarises
                                School                          Evidence
                           Improvement Plan
                          ‘Does our self-evaluation lead to
                          action to achieve the school’s
                          longer term goals for
                          development?’

                                                                                         ‘Does our self-
                                                                                         evaluation and
    Inspection                  School Profile                Link Adviser               planning involve key
         For:                         For:                          For:
   Accountability
                                                                                         people in our school
                           Reporting and Consulting              Evaluation
      Challenge                       with:                                              and seek the views of
                                                                 Validation
  Self-Improvement          learners, parents, other                                     key groups: e.g.
                                                                 Challenge
                                    groups                        Support                parents, learners


                                        EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
The SEF and the New
Inspection Framework




       EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
 How is Inspection Changing?
   Past Frameworks                      New Framework

• About provision and teaching    • About leadership and
  and learning                      management
• Self-evaluation commented       • Self-evaluation at the
  upon                              heart of the process
• Standards and achievement       • Achievement more
  of equal importance               important than standards
• Inspectors judged everything
                                  • Inspectors judging the
                                    ‘central nervous system’
• Teachers the focus
                                  • Leaders the focus


                         EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
                        What Does a SEF Do?
The School demonstrates that it:                       Ofsted uses the SEF to:


knows its learners well in all                            compare the school’s
aspects of their learning;                               view of itself with its
                                                         own findings;
provides well for learners;
                                                      from this, make judgements
monitors and evaluates widely                         about the quality of the
and rigorously;                                       school’s self evaluation and
                                        SEF
                                                      its subsequent capacity to
consults and communicates                             improve;
with others;
                                                        leading finally to a
considers its impact and                                  judgement
plans for the future.                                      on the quality of
                                                            leadership and
                                                              management.



                                 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
What Information do we Have
   to Include in a SEF?




          EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
The characteristics of the school
How do we gather the views of stakeholders
and use these views to inform what we do?
Standards and achievement
Personal Development and well-being
Quality of provision
Effectiveness of Leadership and
Management
Overall effectiveness


                EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
Judgements are Not Enough
Judgements without good evidence are
      unfounded assertions.




             EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
       What to Comment on

• How good we are                        (judgement)
• How do we know                         (evidence)
• Our strengths and weaknesses           (diagnosis)
• What we have done already to           (appropriate
  improve                                actions)
• What we want the children to           (challenging
  achieve in the future                  targets)
• How we are going to do this            (use of resources)



                   EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
What do we need to do?




        EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
Gather Evidence

Data
Testimony
Observation
Documentation          Synthesise
                        Evidence



                                                   Write
                                                   SEF



                  EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
When, How and Who?




      EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
        If Inspection soon: complete ASAP.
When?   Inspection later: begin now
        complete during next year.

        Use existing evidence base.
        Fill evidence gaps incrementally.
How?    Consult widely (all stakeholders).


        Everyone gathers evidence
Who?    Some synthesise information
        Leadership writes the SEF
        Governors ‘sign off’ the SEF


        EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life
What do we need to do now?
         Staff ?
   Leadership Team ?
       Governors?



          EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Leicestershire Learning for Life