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ERIC Number: ED538663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 64
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7053-1102-1
How Good Is Our School? The Journey to Excellence: Part 3
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This revised edition of "How good is our school?" replaces all previous versions. Along with a revised edition of "Child at the Centre," this document forms the third part of "How good is our school? The Journey to Excellence." The set of quality indicators continue to provide the core tool for self-evaluation for all schools, but they are now complemented by the very useful materials in other parts of "The Journey to Excellence" series. The indicators within "How good is our school?" reflect the developing context within which schools now operate. They focus specifically on the impact of schools in improving the educational experience and lives of Scottish pupils through learning and their successes and achievements, particularly the broad outcomes for learners within "A Curriculum for Excellence" and the vision statement for Scotland's children. This emphasis on impact and outcomes reinforces the principle that self-evaluation is not an end in itself. It is worthwhile only if it leads to improvements in the educational experiences and outcomes for children and young people, and to the maintenance of the highest standards where these already exist. "How good is our school?" is about achieving just that. It builds on good practice in schools and classrooms across Scotland and internationally, and is designed to help staff to evaluate their current performance and to identify priorities for action. Increasingly, schools are improving the quality of learning through actions which are imaginative and innovative. "The Journey to Excellence" provides sets of tools which can be used to bring about continuous improvement in learning. Creativity, problem solving, innovation and learning from others' experiences are features of such change. "Journeys to Excellence," the digital resource which forms Part 5 of this series, will provide stories of those who have made significant progress in their own journeys towards excellence. Appended are: (1) The quality framework; (2) The six-point scale; (3) The relationship between the quality framework of indicators and the ten dimensions of excellence; (4) A common approach across all public services; (5) Evidence for self-evaluation; and (6) Calendar of activities. (Contains 22 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)