Find your vision and strategy part 2: how to run an away day

Many boards take a day together in the summer term to reflect on their school’s vision and strategy. Read our facilitator’s guide on how to organise and run one for your board, both in-person or in a virtual space.

Last reviewed on 24 June 2022
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Contents
  1. Set the agenda
  2. Step 1: set the intention for the day
  3. Step 2: generate ideas - if you're looking to refresh your vision
  4. Step 2: generate ideas - if you're happy with your current vision
  5. Step 3: distil into a clear vision statement
  6. Step 4: refine into a strategy
  7. After the session

Viv Grant, Steve Baber and one of our associate education experts, Vicky Crane, helped us with this article. 

If you haven't already, read part 1 of this series about laying the groundwork to help your board find a vision. You'll need that information to kick-start part 2. 

If you're happy with your current vision but want to know how you can tie it into your strategic planning, you can go straight to the second version of step 2. 

Set the agenda

Example agenda and timings

Welcome, tea and coffees 15 minutes Step 1: set the intention for the day 15 minutes Step 2: generate ideas (activity 1) 30 minutes Step

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