School Self Evaluation (SSE)

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 School Self Evaluation


School self-evaluation is designed as a process of collaborative, evidence informed internal school review of current school practices to bring about school improvement.

 It identifies the strengths to build on within the school and it identifies area for improvement for the benefit of our student’s learning, experiences, and outcomes. It is an inclusive, participatory process involving school management, all staff, students, and their parents.

SSE is supported by a quality framework, Looking at Our School (LAOS) 2022, which provides a set of criteria or descriptors or a set of standards against which schools can consider how well they are performing.

SSE is carried out in Sligo Grammar School using the six-step SSE process as shown in the diagram below:

Step 1: Identify the focus.SSE Wheel

Step 2: Gather evidence.

Step 3: Analyse and make judgements.

Step 4:  Write and share report and improvement plan.

Step 5: Put improvement plan into action.

Step 6: Monitor actions and evaluate impact.


Previous SSE cycles prior to Covid


Focus of SSE

2013 – 2016


2014- 2017



Assessment – learning intentions, success criteria and questioning.

2017 – 2020

Integrate ICT (In classroom technology) in teaching and learning. Office 365

2021 – 2022

Embedding digital technology in teaching and learning (Evidence gathering)


Post Covid

During the academic year (2022 – 2023) all schools were required to carry out:

  1. An assessment of the impact of Covid on teaching and learning
  2. A review of the SSE process in our school.


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