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    Default SEF prompt list

    This is a list of suggestions for different things you can talk about to answer the questions in your Ofsted Self Evaluation Form (SEF).

    I hope you find it useful!

    Updated link - Guidance for the new SEF 2015

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    Last edited by sarah707; 28-11-2016 at 09:16 PM.

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    Thank you so much Sarah, you must have mind reading powers to add to your list of many talents, I've never done the Ofsted SEF but have just logged on today to make a start........I will do it.....I will do it... I WILL NOW WITH YOUR HELP! xxx

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    Thanks for this document Sarah. Even though i dont do the actually SEF i do do my own self evaluation and these things will help me collate my thoughts together on my documents

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    Thank you Sarah! Every little helps in my mission to complete my well out of date SEF

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    Thanks Sarah. I use your fantastic books to help me do my own self evaluation. I will look at this to make sure I haven't missed anything.

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    Thank you Sarah
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    I am unable to open this document as comes up as an error x

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentTink View Post
    Thanks for this document Sarah. Even though i dont do the actually SEF i do do my own self evaluation and these things will help me collate my thoughts together on my documents
    Although the SEF is not compulsory we have heard many stories of inspectors turning up and saying they want to see it and won't accept anything else...
    If you follow #ofstedbigconversation you will know that they want to engage with childminders....I am sure this topic will be on the agenda for clarification

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    thank you!

    my SEF is on my list of 'TO DO' ... getting near the top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leah.kyranidis View Post
    I am unable to open this document as comes up as an error x
    You might need to update your copy of Adobe Reader - it is free from here

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    Thanks Sarah, it's on my to do list too.
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    wow sarah - mine is way overdue as i haven't done it since they updated the system. It is on my to-do list!!

    However, having read this - I think I can safely say I have probably approached it in the past completely wrong!

    You say to update it every 6 months - is it wise to delete previous information or keep it as an ongoing record that the SEF has been updated?

    Many thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelion View Post
    wow sarah - mine is way overdue as i haven't done it since they updated the system. It is on my to-do list!!

    However, having read this - I think I can safely say I have probably approached it in the past completely wrong!

    You say to update it every 6 months - is it wise to delete previous information or keep it as an ongoing record that the SEF has been updated?

    Many thanks for sharing.
    I got advised to keep all old info and start any new input with the date to show you change what/how you do things.

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    I have my SEF ... then I add information to the end of each section with a date and what I have done.

    When I tackle a job on my action plan I write it up and again add a date... when I go on training or do some CPD I evaluate it and add it with a date - so the SEF is always growing.

    Every 6 months I put my updates online, keeping them on my computer as well just in case.

    I hope that makes sense!

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    lovely - I just created a cpd folder for myself so everything will be to hand when I add it - I have done a LOT of CPD in the last 12 months!!

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    Thanks. Think I need to re-do my SEF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gail Tracey View Post
    I got advised to keep all old info and start any new input with the date to show you change what/how you do things.
    That sounds like good advice as the new inspection framework looks at a provider's 'history'...I assume we will have to retain some of the past practice in the SEF and show how we update it and drive standards up?

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    Thanks Sarah - very comprehensive

    Miffy xx
    Keep smiling!

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    How often do you do a sef?

    Ja-Lula-Bell*****minding

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    Quote Originally Posted by ja-lula-belli View Post
    How often do you do a sef? Ja-Lula-Bell*****minding
    I don't re-do my SEF but I do add to it regularly...
    Every time I have been on a course, or changed or added something to my setting it all gets added in
    Once you've done your SEF main body it will become easier to add to

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