Self-evaluation contributes to school improvement by providing an accurate assessment of how well the school is performing and what it needs to do next. It means leaders at all levels are caused to consider and reflect upon the previous academic year and how well the school met its previous targets. They will also identify a new set of targets or areas for improvement at this point that form the new School Improvement Plan.
This identification of improvement priorities is, therefore, evidence- based which results in clear benefits for pupils. Every school produces an annual self evaluation which is shared with staff, parents, governors and pupils.