Are you about to tackle the school self-evaluation form? Ciara Lamb shares some tips for writing your SEF, so you can be confident it is set up to effectively support your school's development

As the end of the academic year draws closer, many of you will be starting work on your self-evaluation form (SEF). But how can we approach this important task to ensure that the SEF has a real impact on school improvement and development?

Be concise and evaluative

While there may be a lot you want to cover, make sure your self-evaluation summary is concise. Using bullet points will help, as they are easy to adapt as your school changes.

It is important that you are completely clear about the differences between attainment, progress, and achievement. And make sure all of your sentences are evaluative and none are purely descriptive.

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