Strategic Funding Partners Conference Thursday 21 November Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel Aims • To share good practice in self-evaluation and improvement • To share new tools to help you with selfevaluation • To discuss plans to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the SFP model • To provide an opportunity for networking The Corporate Plan A vision for education in Scotland A model for driving improvement The role of Education Scotland Our commitments to action The vision Learners in Scotland will progress in one of the most effective education systems in the world, renowned for the ability of national and local partners to work flexibly together to achieve high quality and equitable outcomes for all Creating a virtuous cycle of improvement applied and developed flexibly in local contexts knowledge spread effectively to practitioners BETTER LEARNING impact evaluated at multiple levels knowledge drawn out about ‘what works’ external research and intelligence Our mission – working with our partners To provide a national infrastructure which makes this virtuous cycle a reality…. We will provide the best blend of national support and challenge to inspire and secure continuous improvement in experiences and opportunities for all learners in Scotland. Our objectives Build a world-class curriculum for all learners Promote high quality professional learning and leadership amongst education practitioners Build the capacity of education providers to improve their performance continuously Provide independent evaluation of education provision Influence national policy through evidence based advice Improve our organisational capability and invest in our people Achieving the vision will mean….. Educational outcomes for all learners are improving Inequity in educational outcomes is eradicated Public confidence in education is high Today’s event Supporting your own self-evaluation and improvement Outlining our role in evaluating the SFP model Networking and sharing good practice Hearing about the Government’s commitment to Third Sector Organisations Does our approach to selfevaluation…. prove or improve the quality of our work? Key messages • Looking inwards, looking outwards, looking forwards • Smart, streamlined coherent approach which tells your story in a clear and evaluative way • Don’t spend all your time on the process of gathering and collating information • Keep evidence proportionate, impact-based, focused Key messages – strong practice is often… • Precise, focused • Forensic in the analysis of impact and outcomes • Practice-based rather than just paper-based • Able to generate specific strengths and areas for improvement Living the vision, values and aims In one organisation the Director asked everyone to start every meeting or external engagement by agreeing which of the organisation’s aims they are helping to achieve. This helped everyone to understand how their daily activities were helping to realise the organisation’s vision. Excellence is the result of: caring more than others think is wise; risking more than others think is safe; dreaming more than others think is practical; and expecting more than others think is possible.