Strategic planning

  • How to evaluate and approve the school improvement plan
    Your governing board should approve the school improvement plan (SIP) every year. Understand the process for doing that, what to look out for and what questions to ask. The SIP is sometimes called a school development plan or strategic plan.
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) for schools and trusts Updated
    Find advice about financial and non-financial KPIs, including examples of key performance indicators for maintained schools and academies. Learn how to use them effectively alongside your school improvement plan (SIP) or strategic plan.
  • Know your school: a checklist
    There's so much information to know as a governor that it can be overwhelming. Download our checklist to understand the key information you should know about your school and where to find it.
  • Changing the length of the school day
    Read the rules on setting and changing the school day for maintained schools and academies. Get advice on how to consult on the changes, and see examples of other schools' consultations.
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