Perfecting Self-Assessment writing

Understanding why it so often goes wrong – and how to put it right        


3.25-hour online training session.

Online resources

The Perfecting Self-Assessment writing session is designed to enable staff to:

  • use their understanding of Live Self Assessment to challenge their status quo
  • identify the five most common SAR-writing traps in their own reports
  • use the formula for writing judgements to produce impact-focused text
  • rework incorrectly written judgements
  • avoid bureaucracy and develop a new culture in which self assessment can thrive.
Session resources

To support delegates in their post-session conversations and the embedding of the practice discussed, please find all of the session resources below:

Other resources you many find useful
Self-Assessment online training sessions
  • Perfecting self-assessment writing
  • Perfecting development plan writing & The Data Springboard
  • Introduction to the CCQI Self-Assessment Strategy
  • Using the CCQI Self-Assessment Strategy
Have your say

Did the session help you to understand how to avoid the typical mistakes people make when writing self-assessment reports? If so, how will your writing now change? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Please use the comments form below or use the email address on the Contact page.  We’d be delighted to add your thoughts to our growing resource.

Did you know…

Many self-assessment writers are confused about the use of hyphens when talking about self assessment. Here’s the rule:

  • hyphenate a compound adjective before a noun.

So if you look at the sentence above, you’ll notice the hyphen in ‘self-assessment writers’ as here it’s a compound adjective describing the noun: ‘writers’. At the end of the sentence, however, it does not precede a noun, therefore there’s no hyphen.



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