School self-evaluation is a collaborative, inclusive, and reflective process of internal school review. An evidence-based approach, it involves gathering information from a range of sources, and then making judgements. All of this with a view to bring about improvements in students' learning
SSE and DEIS
A school’s DEIS action plan is its school improvement plan for the purposes of SSE; no additional or separate plan is necessary. DEIS schools should : continue their DEIS action planning across the key themes of DEIS using the SSE six step process. on the basis of the evidence gathered, target their resources, specific interventions and supports at the students who are most at risk of educational disadvantage. conduct an annual review of their DEIS plan; this is critical in informing how targets and interventions may need to be adjusted. Schools that are at the end of a three-year cycle in DEIS planning can extend their plan for one more year but should continue to plan across all themes of DEIS. DEIS schools are not required to prepare additional action plans for the three new DEIS themes introduced in 2017: leadership, CPD and wellbeing. Schools should integrate key actions relating to these themes into their existing DEIS plans.