Know your school
Before you can hold your SLT to account, you'll need a strong understanding of what they're trying to achieve. You'll also need to understand the context they're trying to achieve it in.
Know your strategic objectives
Your board should have a school improvement plan (SIP) that sets out:
- The school's objectives
- The actions to be taken
- Who is accountable
Get to know this plan inside out.
Know your context
External factors can have a big impact on pupil outcomes. These could be:
- School size
- Your local area
- Your pupils' characteristics, such as:
- Pupils with SEND
- Pupils eligible for pupil premium
- Pupils with English as an additional language
Use our 'knowing your school' checklist to make sure you've got a good grasp of your school's key information.
Set rigorous performance management objectives
Set the headteacher's objectives in line with the