On-balance judgement

A conclusion about your school’s practices based on your evidence and the Statement of Excellence for the relevant SEF element. ‘On-balance judgement’ acknowledges that a school may have evidence against descriptors for some ‘Excelling’ practices and some ‘Sustaining and Growing' practices within one element. An ‘on-balance judgement’ weighs up these different pieces of evidence to make the most accurate assessment of the school’s practices.

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