School self-evaluation tool

The TAPS pyramid provides a model to support schools to develop their practice. The blue pupil and teacher layers contain examples of classroom practice, for example, choosing a focused skill for a lesson or adapting activities to support all learners access an investigation. The yellow ‘shared understanding’ layer considers ways to develop the range of science (validity) and the consistency of practice (reliability).  The green layers provide ideas for summarising learning for reporting purposes.

The model can be used for self-evaluation of current school processes, to decide on next steps for development.  A simple black and white version can be downloaded for printing below.  Alternatively the linked colour versions allow traffic lighting of practice on the pdf.

Interactive pyramid pdf (including examples from Wales 2018)

Interactive pyramid pdf (in Welsh)