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DEPARTMENTAL - SELF EVALUATION FORM

   

OFSTED place great emphasis on self-evaluation and consequently the WATT research team have produced a Departmental Self Evaluation Form. This should be completed at a Departmental meeting, ensuring all staff are involved.

 

 

Name of School:

 

Department:

 

Head of Department/Faculty:

 

General Purpose:

The aim of completing this form is to allow a head of Department to critically evaluate his/her Department  - its strengths and weaknesses. This will help the Department as a whole prepare for an OFSTED Inspection.

 

Guidance:

Focus on the impact on pupils.

Do not be descriptive but evaluate thoroughly.

Use bullet points and include reference to evidence.

Place a ring round the grade indicators.

 

1. What is distinctive about the work carried on by the Department?

 

 

 

2. How effective is your department?

 

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What evidence points towards the grade you have selected?

 

 

What strengths does your department display?

 

 

What are the main priorities for improvement?

 

3. How does your Department rates its improvement since the last OFSTED Inspection?

 

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What evidence points towards the grade you have selected?

 

 

In what way has the Department improved since the last OFSTED Inspection?

 

What still needs improving?

 

4. How well is the Department regarded by pupils and parents?

 

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What evidence points towards the grade you have selected?

 

 

What do pupils think of your Department?

 

 

What do parents think of your Department?

 

 

What do parents and pupils consider needs improving?

 

 

5. How well do pupils achieve in your Department?

 

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What evidence points towards the grade you have selected?

 

 

Which of the subjects within the Department do the best? Why?

 

 

Which subjects need improving? How will this be achieved?

 

 

Is there evidence of differential achievement according to gender, ethnic background or grouping? If this is the case, what action is the Department taking to remedy the situation?

 

 

6. How well is pupils attitudes, values and other personal qualities developed through the integration of PSE, Citizenship and other initiative?

 

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What evidence points towards the grade you have selected?

 

 

 

Which aspect(s) of the Department are the strongest?

 

 

 

Which aspects(s) of the Department need improving? What action needs to be taken?

 

 

7. How effective is teaching and learning?

 

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What evidence supports the grade you have selected?

 

 

What are the Departments strongest features of teaching and learning?

 

 

 

What Departmental features need improving? What action needs to take place?

 

8. How effective is the assessment of pupils?

 

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What evidence supports the grade you have selected?

 

 

What are the strongest aspects of Departmental pupil assessment?

 

 

What aspects of pupil assessment need to be improved? What action needs to take place?

 

 

9. How well does the Departmental accommodation meet the needs of the subjects taught within the Department?

 

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What evidence supports the grade you have selected?

 

 

In what way can the accommodation be improved to meet the needs of the subjects taught? What action needs to be taken?

 

 

10. How well does the Department work in partnership with the local (and wider) community?

 

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What evidence points towards the grade you have selected?

 

 

What are the strongest features of partnership?

 

 

What aspects of partnership need to be addressed? What action needs to be taken?

 

 

 

11. How effective is management of the Department?

 

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What evidence supports the grade you have selected?

 

 

What aspects of Departmental Management are good?

 

 

What aspects of Departmental Management need improving? How will this be achieved?

 

 

 

12. Within the Department, what are barriers to raising achievement?

 

 

How can these barriers be addressed?

 

 

13. What aspects identified by the previous OFSTED Inspection urgently need addressing?

 

 

How will these aspects be addressed?

 

   
 

 
 

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