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PACEY's early years self-evaluation form (SEF) now available

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

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.