Last reviewed on 6 May 2022
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Find out how you can monitor with purpose so you don't overload staff with unnecessary monitoring. Plus, see examples of policies from schools.

Broadly speaking, in a primary school you'll likely decide your monitoring schedule and activities as a whole school, with input from the senior leadership team (SLT) and subject/phase leaders.

However, depending on the size and structure of your school you may do your monitoring differently, so follow the guidance that suits you. For example, if you set your monitoring schedule as a whole school but you're in a secondary, you can follow the primary guidance. 

1. Don't monitor everything, select your priorities 

SLT – Use your school improvement plan (SIP) to establish your monitoring priorities for the upcoming year. Clear priorities will help you avoid doing unnecessary monitoring.