What a vision statement does
It's your vision for the future. You'll capture it in a clear statement, in collaboration with your school or trust leaders.
Your vision statement will make your ambitions for current and future pupils clear. Make sure it focuses on their progress and achievement.
Your strategic direction is aimed at achieving your vision. Use your statement to make sure that vision can be communicated to your whole community, so that everyone can work towards it.
You can find this on pages 14 and 18 of the Governance Handbook.
Vision statements aren't mission statements
Don't confuse your vision statement with a mission statement:
- Vision statements look to the future
- Mission statements are about what your school/trust is doing right now to work towards your vision
Make sure you're clear on the difference between vision, values, strategy and ethos.
How to create a vision statement
Everyone in your school or trust should be able to memorise