Ofsted self-evaluation form (SEF) | Oxfordshire County Council

Ofsted self-evaluation form (SEF)

The SEF helps you in recording and showing the inspector how you have improved.

The Self Evaluation Form is used to show the inspector how you have improved since your last inspection.

Ofsted encourages you to complete the SEF online.

You should have received a unique password from Ofsted called an Ofsted Security Token (OST) and the guidelines on how to complete the online form. If you have not received these, please contact Ofsted on 0300 123 1231, quoting your Ofsted Unique Reference Number.

Alternatively, you can complete the SEF by hand, and post it to Ofsted. The SEF and Guidance documents are on the Ofsted website.

The form should be read in conjunction with Are you ready for your inspection? and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The evaluation schedule provides outline guidance and grade descriptors for the judgements that inspectors will report on when inspecting registered early providers who deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage. It is important that you refer to this document when self-evaluating your provision. Evaluation schedule for inspections of registered early years provision Ref: 120086

Your Community Childcare and Play Officer can advise you on this as well as other aspects of preparing for inspections.

Last reviewed
06 June 2017
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