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Long-term strategic planning will give you an overview of the direction of your school improvement over the next 3-5 years. Find out how to develop a robust plan that will help you achieve your school's vision. Plus, download our template plan to save you time writing your own.

How is a long-term strategic plan different to a SIP/SDP? 

A long-term strategic plan will: 

  • Outline a top-level overview of the direction of your school improvement over the next 3/4/5 years
  • Help you break down how you're going to achieve your school's vision

Whereas, a school improvement/development plan (SIP/SDP) will:

  • Outline how you'll achieve part of that strategy across a 1/2/3 year period
  • Include specific actions you need to take to meet your medium-term objectives
  • Keep you on track for achieving your overall long-term strategy

You can get further details on the differences and learn how the two feed into your school improvement planning in this article.

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