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School Evaluation and Improvement Pack

School Evaluation and Improvement Pack

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Planning your school improvement journey or wondering how to effectively lead the process? As a school leader, you understand the importance of ensuring that your school provides the best possible education for its pupils. In this detailed pack, you'll explore how to effectively action plan, self-evaluate and identify the priorities for your school while driving positive change and enhancing educational outcomes. Additionally, you'll consider the impact of your stakeholders, including the importance of performance management and CPD, parent, pupil and staff voice and the role of governors and external advisors.
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What's included in this bundle?

Please note, the resources in this pack are also available as part of a larger pack covering a wide range of support for Ofsted preparation. This can be found here: Ofsted Inspection Preparation Pack

This full guidance pack with accompanying templates is designed to help you navigate your school improvement journey and ensure your school development documents are linked and comprehensive. It includes detailed information and resources on action planning and improvement as well as performance management, CPD, stakeholder voice, governors and external advisors. 

School improvement and action planning is a process that involves identifying areas where a school can improve its performance and develop strategies to address those areas. It’s a crucial aspect of school leadership that enables schools to enhance their effectiveness in providing quality education to their pupils.

Throughout the pack, we’ll explain concepts, guide your thinking and provide scaffolds if you need them so you can focus on adapting everything to the needs of your pupils and staff, allowing you to be confident and well-prepared for driving your school improvement journey forward.

When you make your purchase, you'll receive a ZIP file containing the whole pack, including:

  • 33 -page Guidance PDF in full colour containing all the guidance, research and information you need.
  • low-colour, print-friendly version of the same PDF.
  • Nine fully editable and easy-to-use templates that can be adapted for your setting. These include:
  1. Post-Ofsted Action Plan
  2. Self-Evaluation Form
  3. School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  4. School Improvement Plan Checklist
  5. Ofsted Grade Descriptor Grids
  6. CPD Plan and Cycle Template
  7. Staff CPD Survey
  8. Headteacher’s Report to Governors
  9. Pupil, Parent, Staff and Governor Question Bank

Who will find this resource useful?

Headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers and members of the senior leadership team wishing to develop their understanding of the journey of school improvement and their role in supporting the planning and implementation of priority areas.

What questions does this pack have the answers to?

Looking to improve, enhance or change the way in which you plan for school improvement? You may have recently had an Ofsted inspection and need to change your areas of priority, or simply want to involve more staff members in the school improvement and development process. Whatever the reason, this pack is perfect if you're looking to focus on school improvement and self-evaluation.

Key questions answered:

  • What is a post-Ofsted action plan?
  • Why take the time to create a post-Ofsted action plan?
  • What is a SEF?
  • Why does Ofsted ask to see your SEF?
  • Who is responsible for the SEF?
  • When should the SEF be completed?
  • How do I carry out a school self-evaluation?
  • What is a SIP?
  • Who is involved in creating and using the SIP?
  • Why does Ofsted ask to see your SIP?
  • When should the SIP be written?
  • How do I structure my SIP?
  • What is the difference between a SEF and a SIP?
  • What CPD records will Ofsted inspect?
  • How can I ensure staff receive effective and appropriate CPD?
  • Why is it important to gather the views of parents, pupils and staff?
  • What is included in parent, pupil and staff surveys?
  • How can I get a better understanding of parent, pupil and staff views?
  • How can I use the information gathered from survey feedback to make school
    improvements?
  • What is the role of an school external advisor?
  • What questions will governors be asked during an inspection?
  • How can the governing body demonstrate their priorities?
  • How can governors increase their engagement and involvement?

What else can help me?

See all of our school improvement resources for more support.