Last reviewed on 5 September 2019
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Read our advice on creating an ICT strategy and follow links to examples of ICT plans from schools.

What to consider

Consider longer term goals

An ICT strategy should set out how ICT can support the school's goals. Start by reviewing your current ICT provision and how it is used, then look ahead to what you want to achieve.

Ask yourself:

  • Are all staff competent in the use of ICT?
  • Is the ICT technical infrastructure fit for purpose, and is there a plan to spread the cost of replacing kit?
  • Is an information management strategy in place to ensure that personal information is protected?
  • Is any investment in ICT going to improve pupil outcomes?

The strategy should also cover how the school will teach about e-safety and the measures that will be taken to keep staff and pupils safe online.

An article published by Education Business says that strategic planning should “establish a long-term, broad view of the school direction” and be based on the educational needs