Hi to all those struggling with the SEF. If you Google Ofsted schedule you will see "NEW VERSION Self-evaluation Template Using Ofsted Schedule September 2009". It leads directly to a TES resource where the template can be downloaded for free. For each section of the SEF, I would suggest using it to copy and paste the relevant grade descriptors into the left had column of a two column table in Word. Then add your evidence sources in the right hand column. Once you have agreed the appropriate descriptors, the correct grade judgement is obvious. It is simple then to copy and paste the table into the SEF and tick the grade. This way, you are using the same descriptors that Ofsted will use when they come to inspect. It also helps to keep the SEF "brief" - which is requested. I've helped a few schools to do this during the Autumn and they have found it a useful approach. Gordon.