CAS Self Review Tools

The CAS Self-Review Tools are designed to help you determine the quality and effectiveness of all aspects of Computing provision in your school

CAS Primary Self-Review Tool (Primary SRT)

The CAS Primary Self-Review Tool is designed to make monitoring and evaluation easier and more effective. It provides clear descriptors and examples of standards that constitute quality Computing, based around: vision and leadership; curriculum planning; infrastructure and resources; staff development; teaching and learning; and monitoring and evaluation.

Click here to go to the CAS Primary Self-Review Tool

CAS Secondary Self-Review Tool (Secondary SRT)

The CAS Secondary Self-Review Tool is designed to make monitoring and evaluation easier and more effective. It provides clear descriptors and examples of standards that constitute quality Computing, based around: vision and leadership; curriculum planning; infrastructure and resources; staff development; teaching and learning; and monitoring and evaluation.

Click here to go to the CAS Secondary Self-Review Tool

Why do we need to self-review?

With the launch of the 2014 National Curriculum, revised programmes of study and the objective-based approach to assessment – as well as Ofsted’s “Common Inspection Framework” – it seemed timely to create new self-review tools for Computing.

CAS’s self-review tools will help Primary schools and Secondary Computing departments to:

  • fully evaluate their current provision:
  • efficiently store and manage evidence;
  • plan to fully address the National Curriculum programmes of study for Computing;
  • improve vision and leadership; curriculum planning; infrastructure and resources; staff development; teaching and learning; and monitoring and evaluation;
  • effectively address Ofsted’s focus on self-evaluation;
  • ensure that the contribution which Computing makes to a broad and balanced curriculum is recognised within the school community

The tools provide access to examples and a range of resources, both printed and web-based, which schools can use to aid their development and improvement.

CAS Self-Review Tool Structure


Using CAS’s Self-Review Tools

CAS’s self-review tools will give you guidance as to the position of your school in relation to the teaching of Computing. It is intended to be used as a guide to inform further development to:

(a) support teaching staff in their transition from ICT to Computing,

(b) enable Computing to be embedded in the school as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

The tools are not meant to be used in a linear fashion; it really depends on your school’s priorities as to which elements are undertaken and in which order. The suggested evidence is exactly that: evidence to which you may wish to link, within the online tool, in order to demonstrate how Computing is being developed in your school. It is hoped that the ability to link to the evidence, within the online tool, may provide a convenient and easy-to-manage repository which could be used for a variety of purposes, including feeding into your school’s self-evaluation process.