I certainly don’t plan to let the Ofsted framework dictate everything we do / monitor / evaluate next academic year. The children, staff, Strategic Development Plan and the wider school community should be the driving forces for that focus.
However I have found it can be a useful tool to self-evaluate against (though there are other elements of self-evaluation as well). It helps clarify discussions re. self-evaluation with our Governing Body and Local Authority advisor.
This academic year our LA advisor kindly shared a format I could use for Self-Evaluation linked to the Ofsted framework. I have updated it for September 2015. I have copied the Outstanding and Good statements into each of the new sections, to allow for highlighting of descriptors that have been achieved and space for bullet point comments / evidence.
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