School Self Evaluation

School Self Evaluation is a continuous process at Merlin College and embedded into our practices. The diagram below illustrates the 6 step process that schools implement in the SSE journey.


As stated by the Inspectorate "School self-evaluation empowers a school community to identify and affirm good practice, and to identify and take action on areas that merit improvement. School self-evaluation is primarily about schools taking ownership of their own development and improvement".

School self-evaluation is a collaborative, inclusive, reflective process of internal school review. The school community works together, Principal, Deputy Principal, teachers, under the direction of the board of management and the patron and in consultation with parents and students, engage in reflective enquiry on the work of the school. The central aim of the SSE process is to bring about improvement in learning and teaching.

School based School Self Evaluation is supported by external evaluation by the Inspectorate (Please see our Inspection Reports in the section entitled Policies/Docs). All recommendations form Inspection Reports are implemented across the curriculum where relevant. At Merlin College we embrace inspections as opportunities to reflect, evaluate and self improve.

The areas of whole school SSE that we have worked on include:

  • Literacy Development
  • Numeracy Development
  • Assessment For Learning
  • Wellbeing - Respectful Relations
  • Extension Exercises

Please see links to Community School Improvement Plans

Community School Improvement Plan 2019.docx

Community School Improvement Plan 2018.docx

Community School Improvement Pan 2016.docx

Community School Improvement Plan 2014.docx

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