The HOW TO section in this issue of PDT focuses on school self-evaluation and how we can equip people in the school community to contribute to the self-evaluation process – not just the headteacher and senior leaders but all staff and indeed children! School self-evaluation has become a key feature of the organisation and accountability of all schools and yet the implications for professional development have been relatively neglected. Our HOW TO section aims to remedy this. It contains a comprehensive guide from Chris Chapman and Alison Collins, adapted from material produced for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. This is followed by a concise guide for teachers to involving young people in the self-evaluation process.