The s3 tool has been designed for teachers, school leaders, pupils, governors, local authorities and parents. It provides schools with a voluntary way to record and report their efforts to promote sustainable schools, as an integrated part of their Ofsted SEF. For some schools, parts of s3 may be pasted directly into the relevant Ofsted SEF sections.

The interactive tool enables schools to record their evidence around the eight sustainable development ‘doorways’ of the national framework and report improvements and benefits to the school and community. Based on responses it also recommends action that schools can take to the next stage of development.

Sustainable Schools area of TeacherNet


  • Characteristics of your school
  • Views of learners, parents/carers, community and other stakeholders
  • Achievement and standards
  • Personal development and well-being
  • The quality of provision
  • Leadership and management