Validated Self Evaluation

East Lothian’s Validated Self Evaluation report  was published by HMIE this week.

A full explanation of the process and its rationale appear in the report.

We were delighted to have been invited to work in partnership with HMIE to develop the model as it built so naturally upon the system of validated self evaluation that we have developed in East Lothian over the last three years. Th following posts show something of the evolution of this approach.  It has certainly led to an improvement in our schools.

https://www.edubuzz.org/donsblog/2006/09/23/quality-assurance-versus-quality-improvement/

https://www.edubuzz.org/donsblog/2007/04/11/is-it-safe/

https://www.edubuzz.org/donsblog/2007/12/17/outcome-agreements-between-a-local-authority-and-schools/

As regards the VSE process it has left a lasting positive legacy for East Lothian and I’m convinced that it will enable us to make great progress over the next few years.  I pleased to hear from colleagues at the recent ADES (Association of Directors of Education Scotland) conference about the positive impact the process is having on their own authorities as it continues to be rolled out across Scotland.