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Tips for writing your school self-evaluation form (SEF)

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Last updated on 14 June 2018
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Use our prompts 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.

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  1. 1 Download and use our list of prompts
  2. 2 Be concise and evaluative
  3. 3 Describe the impact of actions 
  4. 4 Update your SEF periodically
  5. 5 Back up your statements with evidence
  6. 6 Ofsted has no preferred SEF format

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