School improvement 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, what to look out for and what questions to ask.
  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) for schools and trusts
    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 tricky to know where to start. Download our checklist to understand the key information you should know about your school and where to find it.
  • 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.