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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.
  • 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.