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How to improve your school using Becta’s self-review framework. Philippa Lee
Why it is needed? What is the Self-review framework? What are the benefits for the schools? How schools use it? Celebrating success: ICT Mark & Excellence Awards What you need to do next. Key areas Using the framework has enabled us to identify our strengths and provide a clear direction and pathway for us to follow Jeff Smith – Headteacher Anson Primary School
Where are we withICT? The gap between the best and the worst is unacceptably wide and increasing. In the most outstanding examples, ICT is starting to have a pervasive impact on the way teachers teach and children learn. As yet the government’s aim for ICT to become embedded in the work of schools is a reality in only a small minority.
Achieving change - How far have we got? Source: DfES/PwC
Vision Skills Incentives Resources Action Plans Skills Incentives Resources Action Plans Confusion Vision Incentives Resources Action Plans Anxiety Vision Skills Resources Action Plans Slow Change Vision Skills Incentives Action Plans Frustration Vision Skills Incentives Resources False Starts Jacqueline S. Thousand & Richard A. Villa Managing Complex Change; 2001 Dimensions of change Success
What it’s all about? “SRF isn’t just about ICT and, interestingly, that is a key factor of its success. It focuses the mind on the whole spectrum of school development.” Steve Gator – Headteacher, Walker Technology College
Developing the framework • A model for self-review and guiding towards maturity • Developed and supported by all partner agencies • 100 professionals contributed to its development • Connects with the model of self-evaluation led by Ofsted • Accessed via an online self review tool which offers additional facilities • Contains the national standard for ICT and enables progress towards and application for the ICT Mark
The curriculum Learning & teaching Assessment Extending Opportunities for Learning The Elements of the self-review framework Impact on the Learner Professional development Resources Leadership and management
Coherence Strategy in place Aspirational Made a start Nothing in place E-Mature
Help a school decide: The SRF has taught us to focus in on what we need. It is a quick and easy way to evaluate ourselves and the school. Lisa Edwards – Kings Rise Community Primary School • Where you are in your whole school improvement and ICT development • How well you are doing compared to others • Where you want to go - aspirations • What good looks like and how you can achieve it • What actions to prioritise • Where you may need support
Benefits Jeff Smith Headteacher Anson Primary School
The process/outcome “The SRF … has enabled all the staff, not just the ICT specialists, to understand where we are going strategically. It has brought us together and consolidated the whole vision for the school.” Roger Whittall – Headteacher, Westwood School
Since the launch…. • Over 6700 schools already using the online tools • Interesting patterns of use emerging
National ICT Mark …. • Demonstrates commitment to continual improvement through ICT • Based on schools own review using the Self-review framework • Nationally agreed standards and threshold • Externally assessed • Apply for assessment when ready • Small charge for assessor time • Register of accredited assessors • Over 200 Assessors registered • 640 ICT Mark schools
Philippa Leephilippa.email@example.com http://www.becta.org.uk/schools