Thomas Estley Learning Alliance (TELA)
Self Evaluation Framework
Peer Review 2016 /17
To establish a peer evaluation framework amongst members of the TELA ‘family’ of schools through a programme entitled Peer Review.
To work alongside trained Ofsted personnel in order to provide independent validation to observations and judgements about each school or college.
To support each member of the Peer Review group as they progress towards or maintain ‘outstanding’ as deemed by the Ofsted framework.
To provide a system of ‘health checks’ to support the work of the cross-county Teaching School partnership created under the TELA umbrella.
Outcomes from the process:
At the end of the two-day process the team conducting the Peer Review will provide feedback and a report in a structure agreed with the school. This feedback will provide an evaluation of the schools current position, in terms of its self-evaluation framework (SEF), as well as areas for development. The Peer Review team will provide the school with feedback against its own judgements rather than necessarily make graded conclusions. Conclusions will focus on whether the school is currently above, in-line or below its own judgement.
In line with the current Ofsted framework there will not be any grades for teaching and learning given for each lesson observation. The evaluations of lessons will focus on strengths and areas for development. The process will support the school by identifying exceptional practice when it is observed.