Ofsted has published guidance for science subject leaders on self-evaluation to help implement, monitor and evaluate school improvement
Ofsted, the government department that inspects schools in England, has published guidance for science subject leaders on self-evaluation to help implement, monitor and evaluate school improvement.
The five page document begins by stating: 'inspection evidence consistently shows that the best school science teams are already good at self-review, and know how to drive improvements as a result.' The guidance includes questions to help science leaders quickly identify strengths and areas for development.
The guide uses materials from the school inspection handbook, which sets out the grade descriptors and guidance used by inspectors when making their judgements during inspections. It also draws on the additional subject-specific guidance that Ofsted uses when conducting science inspections and the supplementary guidance for school self-evaluation.
Subject professional development materials from Ofsted