Circulars and Guidelines

SSE Circular

Circular 0040/2016 issued in June 2016 outlining the requirements for post-primary schools, in their continuing engagement with school self-evaluation of teaching and learning from 2016 to 2020.

The circular can be downloaded here.

SSE Guidelines

The inspectorate has developed revised SSE Guidelines that take account of circular 0040/2016 and the feedback received from schools and the education partners. These guidelines are designed to support post-primary schools in their engagement with the second phase of school self-evaluation between 2016 and 2020.

The Post-Primary Guidelines can be downloaded here.

Looking at Our School 2016

The Inspectorate has developed a new Quality Framework for Schools. The framework is published in Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Post-Primary Schools. It provides a unified and coherent set of standards for two dimensions of the work of schools: teaching and learning and leadership and management. The Quality Framework will inform the work of inspectors as they monitor and report on the work in schools. The teaching and learning dimension of the Quality framework will support schools as they engage in the school self-evaluation process.

Looking at Our School 2016 A Quality Framework for Post-Primary Schoolscan be downloaded here.

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