School Self Evaluation

School self-evaluation is a collaborative, inclusive, reflective process of internal school review. It is an evidence-based approach which involves gathering information from a range of sources and making judgements with a view to bringing about improvements in students’ learning. Self-evaluation requires a school to address the following key questions with regard to an aspect or aspects of its work:

  • How well are we doing?
  • How do we know?
  • How can we find out more?
  • What are our strengths?
  • What are our areas for improvement?
  • How can we improve?

The improvement plan is then put into action and is monitored and evaluated until practice becomes embedded. (School Self-Evaluation Guidelines 2016-2020, Department of Education and Skills, 2016)