School self-evaluation is a process by which members of staff reflect on their practice and identify areas for action to stimulate improvement in the areas of pupil and professional learning in order to ensure the school offers the best possible education for children in its care. From here staff and Governors write something called a Self-Evaluation Form or SEF for short.
The SEF looks at all the same areas identified in an Ofsted Inspection:
- Overall Effectiveness
- Leadership and Management
- Behaviour and Safety
- Pupil Achievement
Staff and Governors have used a variety of internal information and performance data produced by the Department for Education. Parent and pupil feedback has also been central in Amesbury CE Primary’s self-evaluation. Thanks go to everyone who completed the confidential Parent Questionnaire, the results of which have proved so valuable during this process.
Teachers, school leaders and governors are the key people who ensure that robust self-evaluation stimulates school improvement. Over the forthcoming year staff will be working hard to ensure they deliver all targets identified on the School Development Plan.
We have added a summary SEF onto the information for parents and carers for your information. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to talk to us in more detail about this important school document.