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  • Analysing exam results by subject: templates and tools Are there tools for analysing GCSE results by subject? In this article, we look at tools from exam board that schools could use to analyse their GCSE results. We also include a spreadsheet produced by a practitioner that analyses results by gender and class.
  • Careers provision audits Is there an audit for careers education, information, advice and guidance? This article includes examples of careers provision audits from a variety of sources, including a school, the National Foundation for Educational Research and careers advice providers.
  • Self-evaluation form (SEF): checklist and template Use our SEF checklist and template to help you evaluate your school against the 2019 Ofsted framework. See examples of SEFs from a range of primary, secondary and special schools.
  • Self-evaluation form (SEF): examples from special schools Is there an example of a self-evaluation form (SEF) for a special school? We look at SEFs from special schools based on Ofsted's Common Inspection Framework. This article also has a downloadable KeyDoc template for an SEF and links to another article with guidance for special schools.
  • Self-evaluation form (SEF): EYFS judgements in primary schools Are there examples of SEFs that include an early years judgement? We look at self-evaluation forms (SEFs) from primary schools that include information on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). We also look at a combined SEF and improvement plan, and a stand-alone early years SEF.
  • Self-evaluation form (SEF): SIAMS Download the Church of England's 2018 SIAMS evaluation schedule and see examples of completed self-evaluation forms from primary schools.
  • Subject reports: primary See examples of subject reports from primary schools for core and non-core subjects, and get advice from one of our associate education experts on writing subject reports in primary schools.
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  • Annual schedule for school self-evaluation (primary) Is there a year planner showing when to carry out self-evaluation tasks? One of our associate education experts has created a sample primary school self-evaluation schedule, which you can download as a KeyDoc. We also link to examples of schedules from two primary schools.
  • Annual schedule for school self-evaluation (secondary) What evaluation tasks should be performed and when? We worked with one of our associate education expert to create a self-evaluation schedule for secondary schools, which you can download as a KeyDoc. We also include examples of self-evaluation schedules from a school.
  • Behaviour questionnaires for staff Are there any questionnaires for staff about behaviour? We worked with one of our associate experts to produce a downloadable questionnaire for staff about behaviour. We also link to examples of behaviour questionnaires and examples of questions on behaviour that feature in staff surveys.
  • Coronavirus: adapting your self-evaluation School closure has made it very difficult to measure quality of teaching, pupil behaviour and progress. Find out what you should consider in your self-evaluation instead, to reflect the changes to your school this year.
  • Demonstrating the impact of the school business manager How can school business managers (SBMs) report on their impact? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on writing a report on the effectiveness of the SBM. We also look at case studies on the impact of SBMs.
  • Formula for evaluating the quality of teaching Is there a formula for scoring the quality of teaching? One of our experts suggests a method for developing a formula to assign a score to the quality of teaching. We also look at how a school and a MAT measure teachers' performance and a research report on effective methods of teacher evaluation.
  • How to evaluate the effectiveness of your department Read on for details of 8 key actions to take when evaluating your subject department, featuring tips from our experts on analysing results, conducting pupil voice surveys and creating an action plan.
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) for schools You must set financial key performance indicators (KPIs) if you're an academy trust. It's also a good idea to set KPIs as part of your improvement planning, whatever your school type. Have a look at examples of KPIs you might use, and see approaches from other schools and trusts.
  • Sample self-evaluation summary: EYFS provision What should we cover in our SEF for the EYFS? Download our sample self-evaluation summary, created with one of our experts, to help you evaluate the quality of your Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision. You will also find examples of completed SEFs.
  • Self-evaluation: guidance for special schools Is there advice for special schools on self-evaluation? We relay advice from one of our associate education experts on what special schools could cover in a self-evaluation form (SEF). We also point to another article with examples of SEFs completed by special schools.
  • Self-evaluation: sixth form Are there examples of sixth form self-evaluations (SEFs)? We look at examples of separate self-evaluation documents for sixth forms, and examples of how schools have included evaluations of the sixth form in their whole-school SEFs. You will also find a link to another article with a SEF template.
  • Staff questionnaires: strengths and weaknesses of the school Are there surveys to gather staff members' views on the school? We link to questionnaires from 2 schools, a local authority and 2 commercial providers, as well as a previous staff questionnaire used by Ofsted. We also link to other articles from The Key on surveying staff opinion.
  • Tips for writing your school self-evaluation form (SEF) Use our checklist when writing your self-evaluation form (SEF) to help you evaluate your school’s provision. You'll also find tips to support you in ensuring your SEF is an effective tool for your school's development.
  • Tracking progress against school improvement targets How can we track progress incrementally against whole-school targets? We include a KeyDoc template for tracking progress against targets in a school improvement plan (SIP). We also relay advice from one of our experts on setting measurable targets in SIPs and monitoring progress towards them.
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