The school self-evaluation initiative was introduced in all schools in the 2012/13 school year. To assist with its introduction, the Department issued a circular to all schools, outlining the school self-evaluation process, its purpose and the supports available to schools.
What is school self-evaluation?
School self-evaluation is a process whereby schools evaluate their own performance across a wide range of criteria. It provides opportunities for principals and teachers to work collaboratively as they engage in reflective enquiry on the work of the school. It is most effective when it is focused on the quality of teaching and learning in the school, the core work of the school.
School Improvement Plan2013 details the plan of action taken by the teaching staff of St. Columba’s to implement the self evaluation initiative.