School Self Review and Evaluation reports
All schools on the Isle of Man are required to undertake on-going school self-review and evaluation (SSRE) and this requirement is defined within Articles of Government for schools. This involves a programme of monitoring of all aspects of their own work and to reach judgments about the quality of that work. SSRE requires schools to evaluate what they are doing well and where they need to improve. Schools consider aspects of their work, judging them as being inspirational, very effective, effective, not yet effective – improving and not yet effective – urgent action required. School self-review and evaluation is regarded as a more beneficial process than a brief, one-off inspection.
In order to test out the judgements schools are making about themselves and ensure rigour and objectivity, a validator from an organisation called Graham Reeves Ltd then visits the school with an adviser from the Department of Education, Sport and Culture.