How to develop your long-term strategic plan
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?
- Lean on your school leaders and governors for their expertise
- Make sure your vision statement still reflects your school's aspirations
- Hear from your school community to identify priorities for action
- Once you've decided on your priorities, check they tie into your vision
- How to write clear objectives and actions
- Map out what you can realistically achieve each year
- Use our template to write up your plan
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.