Guidance notes. Getting started…. Go to the LNT website: http://schools.richmond.gov.uk/support-seat Click on ‘AEN Self-review Framework’ on the left menu.
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2. Select your school name from the drop down list and then press enter.
The introduction gives an overview of the AEN Self–review Framework and further guidance on completing the document. It will be helpful to you to read through these instructions before you begin completing the document.
Introduction (second tab)
The first 2 boxes on the SEN data page will help you to complete Key Area 1
Explain the context of the school in relation to the surrounding area e.g. whether the school has a unit
Hover over the red triangle in the right hand corner and a pop up will appear that explains the information you may want to include e.g. changes to staffing, structure etc
Hover over this red triangle to see the values for each grade.
Use the drop down button to change the value
Use your attendance data to make a judgement about whether the attendance in your school is good. The national average for primary schools is approximately 95% and 92% for secondary schools. Statements 2a and 2b are not about strategies used by your school but the actual levels and whether this is adequate
Use your exclusion data to make a judgement about the levels of exclusions in your school and the impact of your strategies.
Hover over the red triangle to go through the criteria to enable you to make your judgement. You may want to explain your grade choice in the additional school strategies box at the bottom of the page
By clicking on a statement you can select from the school strategy boxes the strategies that your school currently employs in order to achieve each statement
Take some time to look at the SEN data page prior to completing 2d. Ask yourself the following questions about each key stage in order to analyse this data and make decisions about progress:
Complete your judgement for 2d – be sure you can justify this with the data and with your knowledge of the students within your school
Use the additional information box to add any further information you would like to include about your school
Use this box to select your evidence to back up your statements
Use the information you have completed for Key Area 2 to write brief statements in the main strengths and areas of development boxes. These areas for development will form your SEN/AEN action plan and some e.g.2d action points related to progress, may be reflected in the whole school development plan
Key Area 3.1 – the quality of teaching
Key Area 3.2 – the use of assessment to support learning
Key Area 3.3 – the extent to which the curriculum meets pupils’ needs
Key Area 3.4 – the effectiveness of care, guidance and support
Key Area 4 – How effective are leadership and management
Use the pop up that appears as you hover over the statements to help you make a judgement on your grade
Select the strategies that are appropriate to your school
Select the evidence that you have in your school to support your judgements
Decide and write in the main strengths for the area
Decide and write in the areas for development for your school – keep these briefKey Area 3 and 4
Select ‘summary’ from the tabs at the bottom of the page. Use this page to analyse your school’s provision
To find all the grades for every statement, hover over the Key Area number on the table to generate the pop up.
Think about the following:
These graphs should have now populated themselves
Using the information on this page and by looking back through the document, complete the school’s main strengths. These should be half a dozen or so that the school can celebrate.
Select your main points for development that may be reflected in your school’s development plan. This should not be every point you have made throughout the framework but the main areas of focus.
When you click on this box you can select your judgement from three options:
‘higher than’, ‘as’ or ‘lower than’ expected
When you click on these boxes you can select your judgement from one of the four options:
‘outstanding’, ‘good’, ‘satisfactory’, ‘inadequate’.
Please see the notes for grade descriptors
You have completed your AEN Self–review Framework!