Note - in SPaRO, the 'Focus themes' column will already be prepopulated with 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 WTD D NA Transitions, Attendance, High expectations
Wellbeing D D NA Individual learning needs and Behaviour, A planned approach to wellbeing
Curriculum D S NA Differentiation
Assessment WTD D NA Formative Assessment, Summative Assessment, Whole School monitoring of learning
Reporting D S NA Parent engagement
Student performance measures WTD WTD NA Student Growth

Effective classroom practice D D NA Explicit teaching
Data skills and use WTD D NA Data Analysis, Data use in Teaching, Data use in Planning
Professional standards D D NA Literacy and numeracy focus
Learning and development D D NA Collaborative Practice and Feedback

Educational leadership S S NA Community Engagement
School planning, implementation and monitoring D S NA Continuous Improvement
School resources S S NA Technology
Management practices D D NA Service delivery

Reflections on SEF S-aS and EV

A wider range of internal data collection required to support student performance. Professional learning for teaching staff in use of data to support learning.

Literacy and numeracy require strong development with a greater understanding of supporting student growth. Both formative and summative assessment requires additional learning on the part of staff. While the new Sentral upgrades have assisted further work with staff in this area to ensure all data sources are held is required.

PLPs and transition plans need to be strengthened with a more effective use of both to inform learning. While parents are engaged with these two processes, further work needs to be done with parents on using them with PLAN2 to inform learning.

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