As of 1 April 2018, Ofsted will be removing the self-evaluation form (SEF) from its website. The decision was made after a full review by Ofsted with consultation from early years leaders, managers and its National Consultative Forum, including PACEY.
Self-reflection template now available
In response to this change from Ofsted, we asked our members whether they would like PACEY to produce a self-reflection template to use in your settings. 92% of you said YES so we have now published a SEF template that you can access.
Members can find their download in MyPACEY and non-members can purchase it in the shop.
Advice for Practitioners
- Does this change mean I don't have to self-evaluate anymore?
No, while you don't have to fill Ofsted's online SEF anymore, practitioners should be able to discuss their evaluation of the setting with the inspector.
- How do I record my self-reflective practice now there is no Ofsted SEF?
The Ofsted SEF has always been voluntary and just one way of effectively recording self-reflective practice. You can access our self-reflective practice guide in MyPACEY for support on other ways to record this information.
- What happens to all of the information I have already put into my Ofsted SEF?
We would recommend that you keep a copy of your SEF on your computer or print hard copies to store securely.