The following page provides a collection of SSE analysis tools and resources to help the process of School Self Evaluation.


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Webinar One

This webinar provides an overview of the SSE process and explores the first step of the process, Identifying Focus, in more detail.

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Webinar Two

This webinar explores steps 2 - 4 of the School Self-Evaluation Process: Gathering evidence, analysing evidence and making judgements and writing and sharing the improvement plan.

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Webinar Three

This webinar explores steps 5 and 6 of the School Self-Evaluation Process: implementing, monitoring and evaluating the improvement plan.

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Click here to access resources related to this webinar. 

Webinar Four

This webinar explores SSE for the school year 2020/2021 

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Taking Stock Slides 2020 Taking Stock Booklet 2020
Seminar Documents in Word Format
SCOT Analysis Visioning Exercise
Multi-year Planning Template SSE Report and Improvement Plan
Writing Assessment Prompt Storytelling Rubric
Useful Links and Resources 
SEN Self-reflection questionaire (Appendix 7) Plean Scoile Overview (March 2019)
PE Physical Literacy Assessmenty Tool Using Feidhm Teanga/ Language Function to assess Gaeilge
SSE and Physical Education  
Click here to access a Google Forms Tutorial 

Compiling evidence from questionnaires and surveys can be difficult and cumbersome when completed in paper form. Google Forms allows schools to develop these surveys online and send them via email to teachers, parents and children.  Google surveys can also be embedded into the school website (which means that schools can put the survey on their website or post a link to the survey on their website).  When all of the participants have completed the survey online, the results are automatically collated and displayed as graphs (depending on the information).   The video above shows how to use Google forms, step by step. 

(Note: To use Google Forms, you will have to sign up for a Google account)


These excel spreadsheets allow a school to track the progress of a particular class or child over the course of their school lives, plotting their standarised scores in graph form against the national norms, so that a school can get a picture of where their schools (or individual child) is in maths and English. There are two versions of each of the class forms: one based on standard scores and the other on STEN.  Instructions as to how you use these forms are contained on the first sheet within each spreadsheet.

Another version of this file, allows a school to track individual children over their time in school and compare this to their score from an ability test, such as the NRIT.  These spreadsheets are available to download at the bottom of the page

To download these files, click on the link below:

Yearly Individual Tracking of Pupil Class - Standard Score
Three Year English & Maths & Other Aggregate Standard Score Test Results
Three Year English & Maths & Other Aggregate STen Test Results
One year English & Maths & Other Aggregate STen Test Results
One Year English & Maths & Other Aggregate Standard Score Test Results


Additional Resources: The following resources are examples of various evidence gathering tools. Schools should have a clear focus of what learning outcomes/ objectives they want to improve before they start looking for a tool with which to gather the evidence. Schools may not need to use any additional evidence gathering tools. They may have evidence all around them.