Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Ofsted will discontinue the SEF website from 22 July 2011

Ofsted will discontinue the self-evaluation form (SEF) website from 22 July 2011. This is in line with the government’s programme for cost efficiency and reducing bureaucracy. From 22 July 2011, schools will no longer be able to access their school information and self-evaluation form (SEF)for maintained schools.

Should schools keep their SEF after the website closes?

Self-evaluation remains an important aspect of a school’s work, which inspectors will continue to consider when making their judgements.

For inspections that take place in autumn term 2011 maintained schools will be able to provide to Ofsted their self-evaluation information in a format of their choice. Schools may present their SEF, or any update thereof, if they wish. However, schools will not be disadvantaged if they choose not to do so.

How can schools keep a copy of their SEF?

To preserve the data and information in their SEF schools should take the following action by 21 July 2011 at the latest.

1. Save their most recent SEF on the SEF website.

2. Submit their saved SEF, using the SEF website. This will automatically create a PDF version of the SEF.

3. Save the PDF of the SEF to the school’s own electronic filing system.

Guidance on submitting the SEF and saving a PDF to the school’s own system will be available on the SEF website as soon as possible.

After 21 July schools will not be able to access PDF versions of their SEF on the SEF website.

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