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 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
    Find specific advice about financial KPIs, which academy trusts are required to set. See examples of key performance indicators for maintained schools and academies, and 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.
  • 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.