Last reviewed on 16 June 2020
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Get a break down of what 'ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategy' really means, who's responsible for doing what, and what this looks like in practice when it comes to school improvement planning and monitoring your school's performance.

What are 'vision, ethos and strategic direction'?

Who's responsible for these things?

The governing board together with the school's senior leadership team.

Together, you'll create the school's vision, distil that down to a vision statement and embed that vision within the school.

Your school's vision - and how you harness that vision to drive the school forward - creates the ethos.

What does this look like in practice?

The vision is what will lead your strategic decisions, which in turn will drive school improvement

Read about school improvement planning in the age of coronavirus (or school 'recovery' planning). 

Note: the below examples apply to normal circumstances, but bear in mind that coronavirus is affecting expectations and school operations in many of these areas. Visit our COVID-19 resource hub for more guidance on your