How to set your ICT strategy

Follow our step-by-step guide to help you set your trust's ICT strategy. Use our questions to get input from stakeholders across your trust, and download our template document when you start writing your strategy.

Last reviewed on 14 April 2022
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  1. Gather initial feedback from all stakeholders
  2. Establish the 'strands' of your strategy 
  3. Audit ICT needs across your trust
  4. Use our template to write up your strategy
  5. Top tips for your strategy 

Gather initial feedback from all stakeholders

This includes school-level leaders and teachers, trust leaders and trustees, as well as students 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.

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:

Decide how involved the different stakeholder groups need to be and whether each question is fit for the group.