School self-evaluation involves reflective enquiry leading to action planning for improvement that is informed by evidence gathered within each school’s unique context. The process enables schools to use this evidence to identify meaningful and specific targets and actions for improvement that focus on teaching and learning practices and outcomes. It enables them to create and implement improvement plans, to measure their progress, and to identify their achievements.
Through school self-evaluation, boards of management can further develop and review the policies and practices contained in the permanent section of the school plan. This will enable boards to support continuing developments and improvements in teaching and learning.
Over the course of the year students, parents and staff have worked collectively to guide the vision for the school and have been involved continuously in the process of self-evaluation. This has been evidenced by surveys and feedback during parent-teacher meetings and staff meetings.
Please see below for a summary of our findings: