Annual School Review (Student Education)

An Annual School Review (Student Education) will be organised by the Quality Assurance team each year to review the school's progress and the subsequent report will form part of the annual planning round.

What is an Annual School Review (Student Education)?

An Annual School Review (Student Education) is carried out by each Faculty Taught Student Education Committee (FTSEC) for all its schools every year unless a Student Academic Experience Review (SAER) is scheduled for that academic session. It is a two-hour meeting within the school with representatives from FTSEC and the Student Education Service team.

Purpose

The Annual School Review (Student Education) exists to:

  • monitor each school's engagement with rolling review processes and compliance with University quality assurance and quality enhancement processes
  • provide a chance to discuss the school's engagement with key strategic enhancement priorities
  • give the senior team the chance to discuss taught student education, including the programme portfolio and the response to student feedback
  • provide an annual opportunity to think about risks and weaknesses and how to combat them in future
  • recognise good practice and what could be learned from this
  • generate information and data for the faculty integrated planning exercise (IPE) discussions

Arrangements

The meeting should:

  • be arranged and serviced by the Quality Assurance team
  • be chaired by the Pro-Dean for Student Education
  • include the Head of School, Director of Student Education, other senior school staff and representatives of both the student base and the faculty outside of the school
  • focus on accountability as well as improvement
  • include a thematic agenda as chosen each year by the Taught Student Education Board (see below)

Thematic elements

Every year the Taught Student Education Board (TSEB) chooses a thematic element to fit in with taught student education priorities for the session. This will be included in the agenda for all Annual School Reviews (Student Education) - see below.

Agenda 

All Annual School Review (Student Education) meetings will follow a common agenda although there will be opportunity to discuss issues relevant to an individual school/faculty. The agenda for 2016 is:

  1. Progress against actions from the previous Annual School Review/SAER report
  2. Discussion on embedding the principles of the Leeds Curriculum, in the context of the school:
    a. minimum requirements of each Leeds Curriculum strand
    b. implementation of the final year project
    c. assessment strategies
  3. Programme developments/portfolio review 
  4. Discussion of the taught student education dataset:
    a. Progression and achievement data
    b. Student survey data by subject area (NSS, Programme Experience Survey)
    c. DLHE data by subject area
  5. Review of external examiner reports (if applicable)
  6. Accreditation visits (if applicable)
  7. Collaborative Review (if applicable)
  8. Implementation of the Teaching Enhancement Scheme
  9. Summary of priorities, risks and good practice

Documentation

The Quality Assurance team will provide the following documents for the meeting:

  • previous annual school review (student education) report
  • in the year following a SAER, the SAER report and school response
  • school action plan
  • school taught student education dataset
  • summary of issues raised by external examiners (if applicable)

Reporting

After the meeting, the following should happen: 

  • follow up actions take place under the responsibility of the Head of School and Director of Student Education
  • a report of the annual school review is submitted to FTSEC and Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) who then become responsible for making sure resulting actions are followed through
  • the report forms part of the documentation for the annual planning round (IPE).