Create customised, online templates for your SEF and SDP documents which can be used throughout the school to show how both the school and departments are progressing with their priorities.
Our School Development Module centres around a powerful custom form builder which can be used to create your SEF and SDP documents online and share them with the appropriate staff.
Both types of document can be created based around the Ofsted categories, your school’s own custom categories, or a mixture of the two. Once you’ve evaluated where your school stands using judgement sections on your SEF, you can pull that information through to your SDP, and from there you can list your school development priorities, assign actions to specific staff, make notes of resources required and more.
Department heads can create their own SEF and SDP forms for their subject or year group and are able to link their department priorities back to the main school development priorities. Any performance management objectives or CPD events added to other modules on the system can also be linked back to your priorities, giving the senior team a clear picture of what is being done across the school in order to address the school development plan.
Working SEF and SDP documents can be published at any time, allowing the school to keep a digital ‘paper trail’ of progress that can be referred back to at any time. Whether certain staff are able to access working documents or just published documents is down to the permissions you assign them.
All documents can be ‘printed’ straight to Word for easy sharing with governors, inspectors or other school staff.
- Put your SEF and SDP documents online and make them accessible to everyone who needs them
- Allow subject and year/phase co-ordinators to undertake self review and development planning for their areas of responsibility
- Allow those co-ordinators to link their priorities back to the school plan
- Form layout, judgements and sections can be fully customised to suit your school
- Documents can be published at any time to ensure a paper trail of progress
- Print your documents straight to Word for easy sharing
SEF and SDP documents are split into working documents, that only staff with the right permission can view and edit, and published documents, which can be viewed (not edited) by whoever you decide to give access to.
Using our custom form builder, your school SEF and SDP documents can be set up with whatever layout you currently use and then replicated for your year group and subject documents. Setup of your template only has to be done once and can be done by a member of our support team if you’d prefer to just input the data. Our range of ‘widgets’ allow you to include sections for judgements, descriptors (Ofsted or your own), tables, simple text boxes and more.
By default, SDP forms contain basic fields for capturing your priority, setting start and deadline dates and assigning responsibility to your staff. If required, our support team can add additional fields for capturing resources (along with cost), assigning priority status (for example, ‘met’ or ‘not met’) and more. The result is a completely flexible SDP form, built to the requirements of your school.