School self-evaluation (SSE) is a collaborative, reflective, inclusive process of internal school review. During SSE, the principal, deputy principal and teachers, under the direction of the board of management and the patron, and in consultation with the parents and pupils, engage in reflective enquiry on the work of the school. School self-evaluation is primarily about school improvement and development. School self-evaluation enables schools:
- To take the initiative in improving the quality of education that they provide for their pupils.
- To affirm and build on what is working well.
- To identify areas in need of development and to decide on actions that should be taken to bring about improvements in those areas.
- To report to the school community about the strengths in the work of the school and its priorities for improvement and development.
(Ref: http://www.schoolself-evaluation.ie )