Note - in SPaRO, the 'Focus themes' column will already be prepopulated with data schools added to their SEF S-aS.


  • 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 D S&G S&G Attendance
High expectations
Wellbeing D D D A planned approach to wellbeing
Curriculum D D D Curriculum provision, teaching and learning programs
Assessment S&G D D Whole school monitoring of student learning
Reporting D S&G S&G
Student performance measures D S&G S&G
Effective classroom practice D D D Explicit teaching
Classroom management

Data skills and use D D D Data literacy, data analysis, data use in teaching
Professional standards S&G S&G S&G
Learning and development S&G S&G S&G Expertise and innovation

Educational leadership D D D Instructional leadership, high expectations culture
School planning, implementation and monitoring D D D Continuous improvement
School resources S&G S&G S&G
Management practices D D D Community satisfaction

Reflections on SEF S-aS and EV

We completed EV in 2019. We found that in some areas of our self-assessment we had been overly critical and determined our on balance judgments to be lower than the panel, and in others we had overestimated where we sat against the School Excellence Framework. As a result of the learning we took from the EV process and a change in school leadership we have evolved the way we complete our self-assessment against the SEF and can be confident that the focus themes identified are reflective of our school needs and therefore should be addressed in our Strategic Improvement Plan.

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