Self-review Overview

School self-review is about engaging the whole school community in a 5-step process to:

  • Enhance the social and emotional climate of the school (W@S); or
  • Explore the extent to which school practices are inclusive of all students (Inclusive Practices Tools)

These review steps on the W@S website are developed from action research and health promotion processes.

The two toolkits are intended to be used as a part of a school self-review.

Click to read about which toolkit to use

These pages are general information which applies to both toolkits. If you're not sure which toolkit you should be using, try this page

Getting started on Step 1: Planning and Preparation

Step 1 is about getting started with the self-review process. During Step 1, schools put in place the foundations needed for change.

Read About W@S tools/About Inclusive Practices Tools

Register to use the tools. Make sure you read and agree to the terms of use for the data.

Read more about Step 1

Getting started on Step 2: Collecting Data

Step 2 is about collecting data to assess needs. During Step 2, schools use the W@S/Inclusive Practices survey tools and other information to build a picture of students’, staffs’, and other stakeholders’ views about school practice.

Consult widely about ideas for change.

Administer your school surveys and view your reports from the Survey admin area

Read more about Step 2

Getting started on Step 3: Next Step Planning

Step 3 is about developing a plan for change. During Step 3, schools interpret their reports (W@S or Inclusive Practices), use the action planning template and Next step planning modules/links below to develop an action plan.

Getting started on Step 4: Taking Action

Step 4 is about implementing the action plan. During step 4, schools allocate resources, start to make changes, offer professional learning, and monitor actions.

Getting started on Step 5: Reviewing and Next Steps

Step 5 is about reviewing and reflecting on progress. During Step 5, schools re-use the W@S/Inclusive Practices survey tools to collect data to review actions. We suggest that a formal review of progress happens annually, and a major review after 3-5 years.

View, interpret and compare the data to previous reports

Read more about Step 5