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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.
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.