Stakeholder evidence – Sorted!
Gathering stakeholder evidence can be time-consuming and frustrating, but Ofsted now requires detailed information about how well each school is being run and how children are behaving and being kept safe at school. All of this requires evidence from your stakeholders.
Evaluate is an easy-to-use programme that will have your evidence sorted, whether for inspection preparation or for general development planning. Your stakeholders simply complete a quick online survey anywhere they have access to the Internet.
Quick and simple
Evaluate is a simple online questionnaire that gathers the views of your four key constituencies – staff, governors, pupils and parents/carers. The results are analysed and presented in an informative report. Headteachers and their colleagues are then able to understand better how the school is perceived at all levels; and how perceptions vary across the institution.
The report also clearly identifies areas of strength, weakness, improvement and decline for further investigation and action. This information can easily be used as part of your school’s self-evaluation for Ofsted.
A concise guide to using the information in the Evaluate reports is included. This sets out how the reports can contribute to the evidence you will need to convince inspectors that you really understand your school, the challenges it faces and the logic behind your approach to practical solutions.
How it works
Respondents complete Evaluate online at a time and place convenient for them. The questionnaire is accessed using a unique password that ensures complete confidentiality. Options are selected from dropdown menus to evaluate each of the following 11 characteristics:
- School/college leadership
- Vision and goals
- Organisation of learning and teaching
- Organisation of resources and the learning environment
- Management of behaviour and discipline
- Monitoring and evaluation of student performance
- Monitoring and evaluation of staff performance
- Organisation of student care and involvement
- Organisation of extra-curricular provision
- Organisation of parent involvement and responsibility
- Organisation of staff training and development
Each characteristic is rated against five dimensions:
- Involvement and motivation
- Procedures and systems
- Emphasis on achievement
- Equal opportunities
Each dimension is further rated as improving, steady or declining.
Comparative report included
For schools who use two or more of the Evaluate family, a separate report, Evaluate: Comparative, which compares the responses from the different groups, is included. This is free of charge.
The solution you need
Evaluate is a key tool for any head or principal who is:
- facing inspection in the next 18 months
- new to the post and assessing their organisation’s current situation
- driving forward school improvement
- embarking on a new round of development planning
- monitoring staff morale and building cohesion
- keen to report on whole school/college issues to governors and parents/carers.
By repeating the process in the future, you can help to demonstrate that your actions have addressed weaknesses and increased effectiveness. Subsequent uses of the service are heavily discounted.
The complete service for a secondary school costs only £445+VAT – incredible value when you consider how much time can be saved and the quality of information received.
Complete service (ie students, staff, parents and governors) for primary schools with up to 100 pupils: £245+VAT.
Complete service for primary schools with over 100 pupils and PRUs: £445+VAT.
Complete service for special schools: £345+VAT.
Complete service for secondary schools: £895+VAT.
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The ideal way to canvass the opinions of your students to ascertain their views of the school.
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