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School Self-Evaluation (SSE)

What is School Self-Evaluation (SSE)?


At it's heart, SSE is about empowering schools to take a look at how they teach and how students learn. It helps schools to make small but meaningful changes to improve outcomes for learners.

Engaging with the SSE process provides us with an opportunity to critically reflect on current provision and to celebrate successes. It facilitates us to collaboratively identify areas which could be improved to benefit pupil learning experiences and outcomes.

SSE involves a six-step process:

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School Self-Evaluation and Wellbeing:

Wellbeing education is a priority for us all and can be progressed through the SSE process. SSE can also help a school to address the wellbeing challenges that arise for staff or learners. The adoption of a multi-component, preventative, whole-school approach is most beneficial in promoting wellbeing. This involves all members of the school community collaborating to change and improve specific areas of school life that impact on wellbeing.

Abbey Community College School Self-Evaluation (SSE) Newsletters - communicating our SSE journey with our school community:

ACC SSE Update - May 2024

ACC SSE Update - February 2024

ACC SSE Update - November 2023

ACC SSE Update - June 2023

ACC SSE Update - March 2023

ACC SSE Update - November 2022

Department of Education Documentation:

Looking at Our School 2022: A Quality Framework for Post-Primary Schools

Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice

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