School improvement planning
- COVID-19 retrospective: how to help your school learn lessons from the past year Help your leaders take stock of this unique period in time to uncover positive learning points, so your school can move forward with renewed focus and confidence.
- 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): requirements and guidance for academy trusts Academy trusts must set financial key performance indicators (KPIs), and report on them to trustees. It's also a good idea to set other KPIs as part of your improvement planning. Have a look at examples of KPIs you might use, and see approaches from other trusts.
- 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.
- Setting key performance indicators (KPIs) Understand your role in setting KPIs to monitor school improvement. Find out what questions you can ask when setting them and what they can focus on.
- Strategic plans: examples from schools Strategic plans can take a variety of forms. See examples from schools across the country and download our strategic plan template to help you.
- The self-evaluation form (SEF): governors' role Get to grips with the purpose of a self-evaluation form (SEF) and what you're meant to do with it. Also understand the difference between the SEF and the SIP.
- Your role in school improvement planning Learn about school improvement plans (SIPs) and your role in creating, approving and monitoring them. Use our flowchart to keep track of where you are in the process as you move through the academic year.