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.

Last reviewed on 12 July 2022
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  1. KPI definition
  2. Set them with your senior leaders in a full governing board meeting 
  3. Ask questions when setting KPIs
  4. What KPIs often focus on
  5. KPI examples

Our associate education experts, Richard Levinge, Margaret Edgington, Keith Clover, Jane Edminson, and Brendan Hollyer, helped us to write this article.

KPI definition

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are set to allow you to monitor progress and performance on specific areas. You can think of them as your 'success criteria' for improvement.

See examples at the end of this article. 

Set them with your senior leaders in a full governing board meeting 

Our experts generally agree that you should do this in the summer term when you're reviewing

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