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Element 6: Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

Element 6 of Primary Stronger Management Systems (SMS) focuses on arrangements for monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the impact of school improvement processes on children's progress and attainment. Use the Quality Standards to improve and refine strategic planning, professional accountability, classroom practice and pupil voice. Find examples of good practice, a self-evaluation tool and professional development materials to help your school assess and improve current practice.

  • M&E overview

    Why effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) are key to school improvement and how they can provide evidence of impact, identify areas for improvement and secure improved outcomes.

  • M&E: Quality Standards

    The Quality Standards for monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the impact of school improvement processes on pupil progress and attainment. This includes exemplifications and a self-assessment tool to help your leadership team review and improve their current practice.

  • M&E in action

    Drawing across a range of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities significantly contributes to school self-evaluation and can help you identify next step priorities for improvement. This includes a toolkit of M&E activities and advice on how to select the right ones for your school.

  • M&E: CPD activities

    Continuing professional development (CPD) activities to help you build a shared understanding of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) process and reflect on how current M&E processes can become more effective.