Fully updated for the Sept 2021 EYFS Framework and Early Years Inspection Framework 2022.
This pack contains a fully Guided Self-Evaluation workbook with questions and sample answers, Quick Start Questions List, Additional Resources and NEW Focus Questions (for people who are possibly panicking about a looming Ofsted Inspection or simply do not know where to start!)
It is essential that you evaluate your practice and setting, reflecting on what you are doing well and thinking about ways you could improve. If you are inspected by Ofsted, you will be expected to be able to:
‘Discuss the quality of education and care they provide – and how well they meet the needs of the children – with the inspector. Inspectors will consider how well leaders and managers evaluate their provision and know how they can improve it or maintain its high standards.’
(Early Years Inspection Handbook. 2022)
How the pack works
This pack contains four main parts:
Self- Evaluation Questions Quick Start Guide
This is a comprehensive list of questions based on the Early Years Inspection Handbook updated in February 2022. It makes sure that you think about everything that an Inspector might be considering. It is ideal for people who are confident answering self-evaluation questions and just want a bit of structure and reassurance that they are assessing everything. The questions cover:
Section One: About You and Your Setting, (including tools such as assistants and ratios audits.)
Section Two: Quality of Education
Section Three: Behaviour and Attitudes
Section Four: Personal Development
Section Five: Leadership and Management
Section Six: Overall Effectiveness and Your Expected Ofsted Rating
Guided Self-Evaluation Workbook
This contains all same questions as the Quick Start Guide set out in a workbook. It is designed for people who need more support with self-evaluation or who want to do self-evaluation on a continual basis and want a useful way to record it.
The workbook gives you a more structured approach and takes you through each question step by step. Each question has a sample answer and sections to help you break down your thoughts and consider what you are doing well, things you want to improve and what steps you want to take to get there.
The workbook also contains:
Guidance covering things like how and when to do self-evaluation.
Tips on using the workbook in an efficient way that works for you.
The most useful questions to consider marked as ‘Focus Point’ questions.
Helpful additional tools such as blank question sheets.
Action plan sheet for you to record the most important next steps you wish to take to improve your setting.
Focus Point Questions
“Help, I’ve not done any self-evaluation and my inspection is really soon!”
Don’t panic. This document contains all the Focus Point questions from the Self-Evaluation Workbook. Work through these questions first to get you started and then any others from the workbook are a bonus. You’ve got this!
This document contains lots of useful audit resources to help you evaluate things like your resources and the activities you provide. It also contains questionnaire to share with parents to gain their feedback.
N.B This pack is supplied as a downloadable PDF document. If, once you have downloaded your product, you would prefer a Word version please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you one.
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