David Fulton Publishers
In September 2005 school inspections changed drastically. The onus is now on the school to highlight its own strengths and weaknesses; to document them convincingly and to show action plans for improvement. This book, written by an Ofsted Inspector, shows you exactly what to do, and how best to present your Self-Evaluation. It also tells you how to prepare for the two day inspection so that everything goes as well as possible.
Introduction: benefits of the new inspection framework; The framework for inspecting schools: rationale for the new framework, the inspection format and its application, the school's contribution to the process; Self-evaluation: the purpose of self-evaluation, what and how to evaluate, the structure of the SEF and how to develop one; 'Every Child Matters': purpose and structure, link between it and pupil attainment, curriculum provision; Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; The foundation stage; Main judgements: achievement and standards, personal development and well-being, quality of provision, leadership and management.
Written by authors who have been dealing with school management on a day-to-day basis for years, these books:
Succinct, short and accessible - each title in this series can be read in an afternoon, giving you time to get on with running the school!