What is a School Improvement Plan?
A strategic plan of needs for development and improvement set in the context of the school’s aims and values.
What is meant by “strategic”
The plan is “future oriented” by describing the process by which the school moves towards its vision for the future. It also anticipates the forces and trends that might affect the school in the future and uses this information to make current decisions. However it is also rooted within both the principles and values of the school and a deep understanding of the present.
What are the purposes of School Development Planning
raise standards of pupil achievement
improve the quality of teaching and learning
create the conditions under which change can be introduced
control the nature and pace of change
increase teacher confidence
improve the quality of staff development
promote teamwork and shared leadership
improve effectiveness and efficiency
turn vision into achievable but challenging objectives and measurable targets
strengthen the partnership between staff, parents, governors, LEA, outside agencies etc.
provide a sense of shared purpose and direction for the whole school community