|Do I have to use the EPS facilitators when I subscribe?|
|Our experience with over 100 schools in three countries has demonstrated that the power of this framework is realised only when introduced by an experienced facilitator. Working with a facilitator to introduce the EPS to you and your staff is required the first time you use it. However, you are free to nominate a facilitator with whom you have an existing relationship, or who has been recommended. The only requirement is that the facilitator is familiar with, and has been trained in the use of the EPS, so that it is used appropriately.
|Is there a limit to the number of people who can fill in the survey?|
|Once you have subscribed you are free to involve as many people as you want in completing your school’s survey. This includes staff, support staff, parents, students and community members—the decision about who, and how many is up to you, and should be made as a part of the initial discussions with your facilitator.
|Do all participants have to fill the survey in at the same time?|
|The survey records responses cumulatively, thus you can have people in your school community complete the survey in groups over a period of time. For instance, you may begin with the senior staff one week, then teachers and support staff the following week. You might choose to look at the results at that stage before inviting students and/or community members to contribute.
|How many roles can I create for the survey?|
|There are two categories of roles in the EPS – the 5 main roles are School leader, teacher, support staff, student and community. These remain constant for all users of the EPS. In addition, you can create as many sub-roles within each of these main roles as you want, based on who you want to collect information about. For instance you might want senior leaders, HODS, teachers all in different categories. You might want a separate category for teachers who have only been in the school for a short time. It is up to you to decide, in consultation with your facilitator.