Note - in SPaRO, the 'Focus themes' column will already be prepopulated with the data schools added to their SEF S-aS. Also, for this school sample, the external validation (EV) column is empty, as EV occurred before 2018 or will occur in coming months.


  • WTD = working towards delivering
  • D = delivering
  • S&G = sustaining and growing
  • E = excelling
  • NA = not applicable.

Element 2018 2019 EV panel report Focus themes

Learning culture S&G S&G NA High expectations
Wellbeing S&G S&G NA Planned approach to wellbeing
Curriculum S&G S&G NA Teaching and Learning programs
Assessment D D NA Formative assessment
Whole school monitoring of student learning
Reporting S&G S&G NA
Student performance measures S&G S&G NA Student growth
Internal and external measures against syllabus standards

Effective classroom practice S&G S&G NA Feedback
Data skills and use D D NA Data use in teaching
Data use in planning
Professional standards S&G S&G NA Literacy and numeracy focus
Learning and development S&G S&G NA Collaborative practice and feedback

Educational leadership S&G S&G NA Instructional leadership
High expectations culture
School planning, implementation and monitoring S&G S&G NA Continuous improvement
School resources S&G S&G NA Staff deployment
Management practices S&G S&G NA

Reflections on SEF S-aS and EV

Delivering in assessment and data skills and use for the past 2 years. Theme level drilldown shows assessment data is not being used consistently to inform teaching. There is also a lack of valid and comparable teacher judgment across the school. Data use in teaching and data use in planning have been highlighted as areas for further development.

Within the domain of learning, in the element of learning culture, high expectations will become a focus. In curriculum, teaching and learning programs and differentiation will be called out for improvement. There will be a clear focus on assessment and improving student performance data particularly in growth and value add.

Although we are sustaining and growing in effective classroom practice and learning and development in the themes of feedback and collaborative practice and feedback we are delivering. These will become a focus moving forward.

Leading domain focus will be educational leadership, school planning implementation and monitoring and using school resources effectively

The school will undertake external validation later in 2020.

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