Independent School Standards Compliance Audit Tool
An audit tool for use by the leaders of independent schools to accurately evaluate the extent to which their schools meet the requirements of the Independent School Standards (2014). This tool was created with reference to DfE and associated guidance: It is written in plain English. The wording of the standards is not included on this document. Instead, for each standard, there is a set of questions that require a yes/no response to determine if your school meets the requirements of the standard. This audit tool comes in a word and pdf version. Feedback from Dan Tipp: Director of Belong Learning “We used your independent school standards audit tool recently - very helpful”
Book Scrutiny Summary Template – Adapted from The Key & Customised
This template was adapted from The Key and amended To be used in conjunction with the “Book Scrutiny Subject Template” You can use it to summarise findings from 5 subjects at a time. Some of the focus questions have been removed, others amended slightly and new questions added to help evaluate the effectiveness of curriculum implementation.
Admissions Register Template
If you prefer to keep an electronic admissions register - this is for you. Make sure you meet the requirements of paragraph 15 of the independent school standards by using this template. Be sure to follow the instructions.
Template for School Principal's Report to the Board
Template for School Principal’s Report to the Board
Scheme of Work Evaluation Template
This template is for school leaders. It helps those who are responsible for evaluating teachers planning focus their work and be able to identify, at a glance any common strenghts or areas of weakness in teachers long term planning. This document was originally designed for leaders of non-association independent schools but I am hoping you will find it useful for your context.
Curriculum Review Package
Transformational package for independent schools to help you review and improve your curriculum. These templates will also help you evaluate your school curriculum against the criteria in Ofsted’s 2019 Education Inspection Framework. To help you improve your curriculum and be ready for conversations about curriculum intent, implementation and impact this package contains the following in word and pdf versions: Curriculum Review Procedure Curriculum Review Template for Senior Leadership Teams Curriculum Review Template for Teachers & Curriculum or Subject Leaders
SMART Improvement Planning
This is a guidance document for school leaders to support their improvement planning process. Effective improvement plans rely on the accurate identification of areas for improvement through self – evaluation. For this reason, this document should be read in conjunction with “Self-evaluation-getting it right!”
Lesson Plan Evaluation Template
Lesson Plan Evaluation Template - for school leaders to evaluate short to medium term planning.
This package is for the leaders of non-association independent schools. This package includes: guidance about coordinating the self-evaluation process a self-evaluation template Ofsted’s grading criteria a grading sheet It helps you evaluate your school’s provision against the latest Ofsted evaluation criteria, your school’s own vision/mission/values statement and additional criteria that you might like to add. It comes in word version.
Single Central Register for Independent Schools
A single central register specifically independent schools. Presented in two formats: a single sheet register with clear indications about the checks that apply to specific groups a multi-tab register with a tab for each of the relevant groups To maintain an accurate register which meets the requirements of paragraph 21 of the independent school standards, please read the instructions and additional guidance on the sheet.
Monitoring Schedule Builder
This template makes it possible for school leaders to monitor every aspect of the schools provision. It includes criteria from the most up to date version of Ofsted’s “Non-association independent school inspection handbook” and a section for you to add criteria from your school’s vision, mission, value statements. This tool comes in a word and excel version.