Educater is very excited to announce the launch of its new module SEFonline – an online self-evaluation tool that supports senior school leaders in preparing for Ofsted inspection visits and shaping their school improvement plans.

The purpose of the new module is to take school leaders through a primary school self-evaluation process based around key performance indicators, designed to interpret the Ofsted grade descriptors for good and outstanding in order to provide an indicative grade.

SEFonline has been created in partnership with a combination of school leaders and Ofsted inspectors to ensure that the system is an efficient Ofsted evaluation tool. SEFonline provides an accurate indication of where a school is, as well as identifying the area where the school can make future improvement.

Educater director Gareth Heggie says, “SEFonline is the perfect addition to Educater’s current portfolio of school management tools. We have designed the software to make the lives of school leaders that little bit easier, with the software freeing up valuable hours for school leaders’.

“Schools are given little notice before an Ofsted inspection visit, so the completion of self-evaluation forms shouldn’t be laborious, it needs to be quick, easy and accurate. SEFonline drives school improvement meaning that school leaders can use their SEF to advance learning, leadership and inclusion throughout their school.”

SEFonline’s primary school self-evaluation form has been trialled successfully in a number of recent inspections and Ofsted inspectors have agreed with the grades generated by the system.

Previous versions of the SEF are archived for future reference. School data is presented clearly and accurately against national averages to illustrate the school’s performance.

For more information on SEFonline or any of Educater’s modules can be found by visiting To contact Educater and book a free demonstration on SEFonline, please email or, alternatively, call 0300 012 0001.