Developing a Self-Evaluating School: A Practical Guide

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A&C Black, Sep 2, 2010 - Education - 167 pages
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Do you need to urgently develop a cohesive school evaluation system? Are you a middle leader looking to conduct your own small scale research? Do you need to find a systematic way to evaluate your extended school? Self-evaluation is a part of everyday school life but it can be both daunting and time consuming. This practical, easy to navigate guide introduces the main tools of self-evaluation and looks at how schools and individuals in different contexts and roles have successfully used these tools in a holistic way. Designed to be easily dipped into' according to your needs, each chapter has been divided into three sections; the basics, the detail and a conclusion. The basics provides an overview of key tools and approaches, the detail gives guidance on implementation with plenty of case studies and questions at the end of each section encourage reflection on your own context and practice. Written with busy professionals in mind, this book is essential reading for the senior leadership team, middle leaders and teachers interested in developing their own self-evaluations. >
 

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Contents

CHATPER 1 Introduction
1
SelfEvaluation Tools and Techniques
11
SelfEvaluation in Practice
99
APPENDICES
149
Useful Websites Further Reading
163
Index
165
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Paul K. Ainsworth is the Acting Principal of a Leicestershire secondary school. He is a Research Associate for the National College School of Leadership and a member of the editorial panel of Sec Ed. Paul frequently has articles published in a wide range of educational publications including Secondary Headship and CPD Update and he is also a regular approached to speak at national teaching conferences. He is also the author of Developing a Self-Evaluating School.

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