How to set your ICT strategy
Follow our step-by-step guide to help you set your ICT strategy. Use our questions to get input from stakeholders, and download our template document when you start writing your strategy.
Gather initial feedback from all stakeholders
This includes teachers, governors, pupils and parents.
They won't all be involved in writing the strategy itself, but it's important you consider their needs and views while writing your strategy.
If you’re in a MAT, it’s likely you’ll also need to include trust leaders and trustees, but double check this with your trust first.
Start by asking broad questions
Ask for their opinions on the 5 questions below. You don't have to stick to these questions rigidly – they're intended to stimulate discussion and generate ideas:
- What do we have now? (I.e. what systems, equipment and curriculum time. Choose the areas you want to focus on)
- Where do we want to be in 3 to 5 years?
- How are we going to get there?
- How much will it cost and how can we fund it?
- What needs to happen and when, and who would lead and need to be involved?
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