School improvement plans: secondary

Download our annotated school improvement plan (SIP) to learn how to develop your plan and decide what to include and why. It features advice and tips from an ‘outstanding’ school. Read on to find examples of SIPs from other secondary schools like you.

Last reviewed on 6 June 2018
School types: All · School phases: Secondary
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  1. Download our annotated SIP
  2. Short-term SIPs: examples from secondary schools
  3. Long-term SIPs: examples from a secondary school
  4. SIP template and guidance

Download our annotated SIP

We created this annotated school improvement plan (SIP) with Stephen Dunster of Redhill School. 

You'll find:

  • Extracts from the school’s SIP with Stephen’s comments on what has been included and why
  • Stephen’s tips for writing your own SIP

Short-term SIPs: examples from secondary schools

You might develop an annual SIP to set out your school's priorities for the year ahead.          

East Bergholt High School has a SIP for 2017-18. You’ll find its “operational plans” for 4 “development areas” (pages 6 to 25), which link to Ofsted’s main areas of judgement.  

You’ll also find its targets for each development area, and the tasks associated with each target. For each task you’ll see details of the:

  • Staff responsible
  • Timescale
  • Resources required
  • Budget

There’s also space to record progress against each target.

School development plan, East Bergholt High