Which School Excellence Framework do I use?

Which School Excellence Framework (SEF) do I use to complete my 2017 SEF Self-assessment Survey (SEFS-aS)?

Schools are encouraged to complete the 2017 SEFS-aS during Term 4 2017 as this information will be used to inform their 2017 annual report and will provide baseline data for the new planning cycle.

In this way by finalising their self-assessment processes in 2017 schools are better placed to focus their energies on the 2018-2020 school plan from the beginning of Term 1 2018.

Schools are asked to use the new SEF version 2 to complete the self-assessment of their 2017 activities.

Which SEF do I use for the 2017 annual report?

Schools should use the current SEF when reporting to their community through the annual report. The current SEF is used for reporting on self–assessment and achievements.

Which SEF do I use for external validation?

Schools should use the current SEF when completing the external validation process in 2017.

Which SEF do I use for the 2018-2020 school plan?

Schools should use the new SEF version 2 in preparing and planning for the 2018-2020 cycle.

Which SEF do I use for the 2018-2020 cycle for school excellence?

Schools should use the new SEF version 2 for 2018-2020. This includes the 2018-2020 school planning; 2018 school self-assessment; 2018 external validation; 2018 annual report.

How do I access the SEFS-aS?

The SEFS-aS is available through School Planning and Reporting Online (SPaRO) under the self-assessment tab.

How is self-assessment using the SEF reported to the community?

Schools report to their community through the annual report. Schools reflect on their ongoing self-assessment and impact using the SEF, outlining the next steps to be pursued as part of their ongoing development.

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