I hope your term is progressing well and that your school is going from strength to strength.
As you will know, Raiseonline 2012 is now out.
With the significant changes in the Ofsted framework throughout this year regarding how achievement is measured, I am offering a service to mainstream Primary Schools (including infants, lower and junior schools) and Primary Academies to help take away some of the uncertainty over measuring progress and attainment through a comprehensive analysis of your Raiseonline documents which could lead to the writing of an achievement overview which can then form a significant part of your SEF.
You will get a clear three year analysis of attainment in KS1 and KS2, an easy-to-follow pictorial breakdown of group progress and attainment for the end of KS2 over three years and a two year breakdown of how your national transition matrix progress data compares to national expectations at both ‘expected’ and ‘exceeds’ levels. These are now vital in measuring progress.
All of these reports are in easy-to-use Word formats and so can be easily modified to go into your full SEF, school improvement plan, governors reports etc.
As I am a currently practising inspector (therefore with a thorough knowledge of the New Framework), a former Primary school Headteacher (I know the pressures you are under) and have worked extensively in self-evaluation with over 100 schools nationwide in the last year (thus giving me a wealth of practical ideas which can help you), I am in an ideal position to help take some of the burden from you and give you back time to spend on the things which will really drive your school forward.
There are two options for the above:
Both of these figures are for the work to be done without a visit to the school and the work will be emailed to you on completion. This would be guaranteed to be delivered to you by a mutually agreed date which is normally within two weeks of instruction.
Alternatively, from January onwards, for £549, I could spend a day with you on site where I will go through this work thoroughly with you and up to two members of your staff, therefore providing valuable CPD whilst taking away a major and time consuming job.
From January onwards, I will of course continue to offer the full SEF service as outlined below for those schools that require a more comprehensive service.
Many thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to read this. If you require high quality help in any area of school management, data analysis and self-evaluation then please visit my website at www.ianhartconsultancy.co.uk for a full the full range of school improvement services my associates and I can offer. Please remember that you will not be invoiced until after we have completed the agreed work to your satisfaction, thus guaranteeing quality and value for money.
SEF Writing Service
Would you like to get your SEF written with only one or two days of your time needed? Would you like to have a practising inspector with experience of Headship help guide you through the requirements of the new framework and produce a comprehensive SEF document for you, thus taking away a significant stress from an already highly stressful job, giving you back time to focus on the things which will really drive your school forward?
Then let me help you! I have 15 years of experience in Primary teaching culminating in Headship. I have been involved with self-evaluation in schools since 2001, before it became the OFSTED framework and I have gained the European Framework for Quality Management Assessor Certificate. Over the last four and a half years, I have worked both independently and for a major public services provider consulting with schools all over the country on self-evaluation and SEF writing, as well as many other aspects of school management including teaching and learning audits and data analysis. I am highly experienced in deciphering Raiseonline and have inspection experience, being a qualified and currently practising Ofsted Additional Inspector.
For £695, inclusive of all expenses, I will give you two days of time which includes a half day with your current Raiseonline documents (off site) in preparation for a full day at your school (or location of your choice, 8am to around 3.30pm) and up to a further day to edit and proof-read your SEF. All the while, I will help you confirm that you have robust evidence to back up the grades we have given. I am also more than willing to have up to two your colleagues present as you see fit to enable them to access professional development from seeing the process in action.
Alternatively, for £895 inclusive of all expenses, you will get 2.5 days of time made up of two days on site with you and a half day for preparation beforehand. This gives us much more time to talk through the framework and give the opportunity to talk through any particular issues the school faces. Through my extensive work with many schools across the country, I would be able to give you ideas for strategies which have worked in practise in schools serving a wide range of communities. By the end of day two, the first draft of the SEF would be complete. You then have the opportunity to consider what we have produced over a time scale to suit you, and then send it back to me for a final edit.
I would be pleased to provide (on request) anyone who is interested with contact details for one of the many Headteachers I have already worked with, who are happy to provide first hand reference for the quality of the service I have delivered.
Feedback so far has been entirely positive and includes:
Ian Hart BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH.
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