Service Options: 2 Days

Full day from:
£995 per day + VAT to £1600 per day + VAT

Half day from:
n/a + VAT to n/a + VAT

This service can be tailored to your individual requirements

Provided over two days, our consultants will help you to validate your judgements and then write and edit your self-evaluation summary record.

  • Day 1: Audit and health check
  • Day 2: SEF checking and editing service

Day 1

Day 1 is dedicated to a thorough audit and health check which helps you to ensure that:

  • You and your school are fully prepared for inspection under the current inspection framework.
  • Systems for school self-evaluation are rigorous, effective and evaluative.
  • Judgements are credible and areas for improvement are clearly identified.
The service is always tailored to your requirements. It can include:
  • An analysis of the schools self- evaluation systems including data analysis, work sampling, lesson observations and discussions with pupils.
  • Validation and judgement checking, focussing on evaluation of pupils’ achievement, their behaviour and safety, the quality of teaching, and the effectiveness of leadership.
  • Lesson observations and paired observations following the inspection model.
Consultants will provide:
  • Regular and routine verbal feedback to senior leaders.

Day 2

A consultant will work with you and your senior leadership team to produce a high quality, concise, credible and evaluative SEF. In brief this service is conducted on-site by an experienced inspector. Through discussion, the senior team and the consultant edit sections of the summary document and where necessary, the consultant completes the process off site, providing model re-wording for all sections.

The consultant will consider the following criteria when evaluating the Summary Record of Self-Evaluation:

  • Are judgements and evaluations in the Summary Record of Self-Evaluation clearly expressed and accessible to the reader?
  • Is the Summary Record of Self-Evaluation suitably concise?
  • Is writing evaluative, not descriptive, and are significant judgements explained and exemplified as appropriate?
  • Is the Summary Record of Self-Evaluation internally consistent?
  • Does the Summary Record of Self-Evaluation fairly and accurately identify and explain the strengths and weaknesses of the school convincingly, including any differences between the school’s view and the RAISE online data?
  • Are the issues for improvement in the Summary Record of Self-Evaluation explicit, do they focus on the most significant weaknesses, particularly relating to outcomes for pupils, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, and effectiveness of leadership and management? Are they consistent with the school improvement plan, and do they provide a clear and practicable basis for action?

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