The project aims to address issues associated with the processes of School Self-Evaluation (SSE) including issues associated with judgments about school performance through systematic collection and analysis of information, which is then related explicitly to objectives, criteria and values. Such analysis reflects inputs, processes and outcomes, such as human and physical resources, the quality of leadership and management, teaching and learning activities as well as students’ standards. Through SSE, the strengths and weaknesses of schools can be summarized. It can be determined whether or not instruction leads to achievement of the intended results, priorities can be set and decisions about improvements in the quality of provided education can be made.

This project will also address issues associated with the level of staff participation. We aim to increase staff motivation in order to participate in this project through sharing the notion that this is something that schools do to themselves, by themselves and for themselves. This will inevitably lead to what researchers describe as a process of communicating, building support, and developing a shared vision in the school [and broader] community. Therefore, all partners will become and stay mobile through the process of reflection and through getting people to think and talk about their work at all levels. Thus we anticipate a paradigm shift from a passive and compliant role to an active role in which all stakeholders become the prime movers in self-evaluation and take charge of their individual and collective professional development.