To achieve this, we ask ourselves three key questions which lie at the heart of our self-evaluation. These are:
- How well are we doing?
- How do we know?
- What are we going to do now?
To answer these 3 questions we use what we term our 'Quality Improvement Framework' (QIF) which is based around an operational 'framework of activities' and 9 strategic approaches to self-evaluation which are undertaken at all levels.
The principles underpinning our QIF include:
- placing the learner at the centre of the process
- a climate of questioning and reflection in striving for the best possible outcome for every learner
- ensuring a joined up and planned approach to improvement
- supporting teachers to recognise, learn from and consistently apply existing good practice and have opportunities for learning in context
- make best use of a range of quantitative and qualitative information to inform and support decision making and action at all levels
- ensure career long professional learning and access to educational research for staff leads to an improvement in practice that impacts positively on learners
- support and challenge staff, learners, relevant partners and stakeholders
- allow for flexibility and anticipate challenges, respond to needs and seek action-orientated positive solutions.
Our Quality Improvement Framework can be this can be found in the download section: