Part 1: Internal / Self Evaluation

* 1. What type of educational provision best describes your organisation?

* 2. What is your role in this organisation?

* 3. What was the main improvement focus for your organisations improvement plan (2015 - 2016)?

* 4. What was the main improvement focus for your organisations improvement plan (2014 - 2015)?

* 5. What was the improvement focus for your organisations improvement plan (2013 - 2014)?

* 6. The existing resources provided by the relevant stakeholders (including DE, ETI, EA) are useful for Internal / Self Evaluation (IE)

* 7. More resources including training are required from the relevant stakeholders (including DE, ETI, EA) on how to conduct IE

* 8. IE Continuous Professional Development (CPD) supports provided by the relevant stakeholders (including DE, ETI, EA) are adequate for IE

* 9. Staff in this organisation have the necessary skills required to carry out IE

* 10. Management of this organisation need more training on how to conduct IE

* 11. Other members of staff in this organisation need more training on how to conduct IE

* 12. Staff in this organisation have the capacity to analyse quantitative data (e.g. results from surveys, etc.)

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

* 14. Staff in this organisation have the capacity to analyse qualitative data (e.g.interviews, focus groups, etc.)

* 15. Staff in this organisation have the capacity to set numerical targets for improvement as detailed in our Education Improvement Plan

* 16. Management of this organisation have the necessary training required to carry out peer review.

* 17. Other members of staff of this organisation have the necessary training required to carry out peer review

* 18. The Board of Governors of this organisation have the necessary skills required to carry out evaluation and planning duties required of Board of Governors.

* 19. Rather than each education organisation spending time and resources developing their own IE procedures, education organisations should be provided with a generic set of tools to assist with the implementation of IE

* 20. Results from externally devised standardised tests (e.g. literacy and numeracy tests) should be used as part of the IE process of education organisations

* 21. Peer review is used as part of the IE process in this organisation

* 22. To ensure that IE is of an acceptable standard, education organisations should use the same process to carry out IE

* 23. To ensure that IE is of an acceptable standard, education organisations should use the same methods and procedures to carry out IE

* 24. Results from externally devised examinations (e.g. GCSE, A level results) should be used as part of the IE process of schools.

* 25. During the IE 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.

* 26. Does your organisation have a set of procedures for carrying out IE?

* 27. Does your organisation have a IE Policy?

* 28. The process of IE is easy to understand

* 29. Externally devised IE guidelines (e.g Together Towards Improvement) are easy to understand

* 30. Management of this organisation carry out IE on a regular basis

* 31. Other members of staff carry out IE on a regular basis in this organisation

* 32. IE involves all staff in this organisation

* 33. Parents are involved in the IE process in this organisation

* 34. Students are involved in the IE process in this organisation

* 35. IE reports should be published on the internet

* 36. IE improvement plans are discussed with members of the community (e.g. parents and students)

* 37. IE reports are discussed with members of the community (e.g. parents and students)

* 38. Are the following stakeholders provided with a copy of your IE reports?

  Yes No
Parents
Students
Board of Governors
Inspectorate
School Patrons

* 39. Are the following stakeholders provided with a copy of your organisations improvement plans?

  Yes No
Parents
Students
Board of Governors
Inspectorate
School Patrons

* 40. IE results in better Leadership and Management

* 41. IE results in better Teaching and Learning

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

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

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

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

* 44. IE places a lot of stress on staff

* 45. Has there been any unintended consequences as a result of your organisations engagement in IE?

* 46. IE increases staff morale

* 47. IE takes up a lot of time

* 48. IE is popular with the majority of staff in this organisation

* 49. Peer review is popular with the majority of staff in this organisation

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

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