Part 1: School Self Evaluation

* 1. What is your role in this school?

* 2. What was the improvement focus for year 1 of your school improvement plan (2012 - 2015)?

* 3. What was the improvement focus for year 2 of your school improvement plan (2012 - 2015)?

* 4. What was the improvement focus for year 3 of your school improvement plan (2012 - 2015)?

* 5. The existing resources provided by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) are useful for School Self-Evaluation (SSE)

* 6. More resources are required from the DES on how to conduct SSE

* 7. SSE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) supports provided by the support services of the DES are adequate for SSE

* 8. Staff at this school have the necessary skills required to carry out SSE

* 9. Principals and Deputy Principals need more training on how to conduct SSE

* 10. Teachers need more training on how to conduct SSE

* 11. Staff at this school have the capacity to analyse quantitative data (e.g. results from surveys, etc.)

* 12. Staff at this school have the capacity to develop their own qualitative research instruments (e.g. schedule of interview, focus group questions for literacy and numeracy)

* 13. Staff at this school have the capacity to analyse qualitative data (e.g.interviews,focus groups arising from literacy and numeracy interview, focus groups, etc.)

* 14. Staff at this school have the capacity to set numerical targets for improvement as detailed in our School Improvement Plan

* 15. The Principal and Deputy Principal of this school have the necessary training required to carry out peer review.

* 16. Teachers of this school have the necessary training required to carry out peer review

* 17. The Board of Management of this school have the necessary skills required to carry out evaluation and planning duties required of Board of Managements.

* 18. Rather than each school spending time and resources developing their own internal evaluation procedures, schools should be provided with a generic set of tools to assist with the implementation of SSE

* 19. Results from externally devised standardised tests (e.g. literacy and numeracy tests) should be used as part of the SSE process of schools.

* 20. Peer review is used as part of the SSE process in this school

* 21. To ensure that SSE is of an acceptable standard, schools should use the same process to carry out SSE

* 22. To ensure that SSE is of an acceptable standard, schools should use the same methods and procedures to carry out SSE

* 23. During the SSE cycle, results from externally devised standardised tests (e.g. literacy and numeracy tests) should be used to measure the value added that schools contribute to student learning.

* 24. Does your School have a set of procedures for carrying out SSE?

* 25.  Does your School have a SSE Policy?

* 26. The process of SSE is easy to understand

* 27. DES SSE guidelines for teaching and learning (DES, 2012) are easy to understand.

* 28. The Principal and Deputy Principal carry out SSE on a regular basis in this school

* 29. Teachers carry out SSE on a regular basis in this school

* 30. SSE involves all staff in this school

* 31. Parents are involved in the SSE process in this school

* 32. Students are involved in the SSE process in this school

* 33. SSE reports should be published on the internet

* 34. SSE improvement plans are discussed with members of the school community (e.g. parents and students)

* 35. SSE reports are discussed with members of the school community (e.g. parents and students)

* 36.  Are the following stakeholders provided with a copy of your SSE reports?

  Yes No
Parents
Students
Board of Management
Inspectorate
School Patrons

* 37. Are the following stakeholders provided with a copy of your school improvement plans?

  Yes No
Parents
Students
Board of Management
Inspectorate
School Patrons

* 38. OUTCOMES PERFORMANCE Q22 SSE results in better Leadership and Management

* 39. SSE results in better Teaching and Learning

* 40. Following an evaluation of targets contained in your SSE improvement plan, were the targets better or worse than the original targets for improvement in your SSE improvement plan?

  Much worse Somewhat worse About the same somewhat better much better
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

* 41. Overall, how satisfied were you with regard to the implementation of improvement actions contained in your SSE improvement plan?

  Not at all satisfied Slightly satisfied Moderately satisfied Very satisfied Extremely satisfied
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

* 42. SSE places a lot of stress on staff

* 43. Has there been any unintended consequences as a result of your schools engagement in SSE?

* 44. SSE increases staff morale

* 45. SSE takes up a lot of time

* 46. SSE is popular with the majority of staff in this school

* 47. Peer review is popular with the majority of staff in this school.

* 48. Please use the space provided if you would like to make any further comments about School Self Evaluation, how the process can be improved or the answers that you have given in the preceding section of this questionnaire.

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