How do I access the Self-review Framework?

You can access the Self-review Framework at  You will need to register and login to enable access to your school’s individual account.

I have forgotten my username and password and so cannot access the SRF – what should I do?

You can request a reminder of your login details from the online tool  at  Alternatively please contact our support team at and we will be happy to help you with this.

The person responsible for the SRF in our school has left, how can I access my schools data?

Please contact our support team at as above and we will be happy to assist.

Why is it important for our user details to be up to date?

It is essential that your user details are completely up to date, particularly your email address so that we can maintain contact with you and correspond effectively.  If you are leaving/changing your school’s contact details please update the details in the Framework, or let us know.

Is there be a way to access the SRF statements without using the online tool?

Whilst we would encourage schools to use the online tool and this is the only route to ICT Mark accreditation, the actual statements are available to all in pdf format in English or Welsh via free registration here.

Why should I review my school using the Self-review Framework?

The Self-review Framework provides a structure for reviewing your school’s use of technology and its impact on school improvement.
The use of technology in schools is not an end in itself: the overall aim must be to use technology to enable pupils to make better progress and to raise attainment. The Self-review Framework is designed to help you review your use of technology in a structured way, which will in turn help inform your overall school improvement strategy and plans. Additionally, because the Self-review Framework complements the school inspection frameworks, its use can provide compelling evidence in support of your school’s inspection profile.

What is the structure of the framework?

The SRF is organised into six elements to fully cover the scope of a school’s work:

  1. Leadership and management
  2. Use of ICT in the curriculum
  3. Teaching and learning
  4. Assessment of digital capability
  5. Professional development
  6. Resources

The Framework is based on a series of descriptors of different levels of maturity in the use of technology in schools. The descriptors, which were written in conjunction with other agencies, were revised in light of the use of technology and new educational initiatives in schools.

Which Element should we look at first?

There is no one correct approach to tackling the Self-review Framework. Schools have started with various different Elements first, perhaps the most common starting points being the Leadership and Management or Resources Elements.

How long will it take to complete the Framework?

Schools tend to take varying amounts of time to complete the Framework. Depending on your starting point it can take between a few weeks and a year or more.

Can I get any help?

Naace offers a Self-review Framework support course which is a comprehensive accredited course to support you either as a school or a provider of support to others.  Further details about this course, dates and how to book your place can be found at  You could also talk to your local authority ICT advisor or independent consultant or one of our Naacemark for Service Providers.

Can all schools use it?

Yes, any school can register to use the Framework, including Pupil Referral Units and independent schools, both in the UK and internationally.  The Framework is designed to support all schools, and all of the aspects are equally relevant to infant schools, special schools and early years settings as to mainstream primary or secondary schools.

What does the new revision mean for users?

The majority of changes in this revision are to the fine detail and designed to make the meaning clearer.  In these cases schools will need to take no action – existing data will still match the Framework requirements.  In other cases where there is an additional requirement the level tick box in the online tool will be made blank so schools will need to select the level that most closely matches the new requirement.  Where there is an entirely new aspect schools will need to enter a level and provide new commentary and finally, where an element has been rewritten, existing commentary will be saved and schools will need to enter their responses to the new aspects.

How might this affect my ICT Mark application?

  • Assessments requested on or before Wednesday 16 April 2014: your assessment will be processed using the data you have already entered.
  • Assessments requested after Wednesday 16 April 2014: you will need to enter levels for the changed aspects and in some cases commentary to cover the changed requirement.  You may still choose to enter commentary at strand level if you prefer.  Full details of the changes can be found at  The ‘Request assessment’ button will show when the new levels have been entered and are at the ICT Mark threshold level.

How do I access the archived version of my data in the revision SRF?

You will need to login to the Self-review Framework at and click on Self-review as normal and then:

  • Click on the ‘Overview’ button on the right hand side of the page
  • Use the dropdown to change the ‘Current Status’ to ’18 April 2014′, click on ‘Recall’ button
  • Click on ‘Summary’ and then view all, you can then print or export depending on how you want the data
To revert back, go back to ‘Overview’, select ‘Current status’ and ‘Recall’.  Remember that the ‘Archive’ button on this page saves a version of the SRF which is data stamped so if you have archived your data since the 18 April then those dates will also appear in the dropdown.


How do I report technical problems?

If you experience any technical problems when using the tool please send your query to
You’re unlikely to lose your work if you encounter technical problems as it saves automatically. You may lose work however if your session times out before data has been saved.

How do I save my work?

All work is saved automatically as you work through the different sections.


If you have any further questions, please email