Download our resources to support you with your school improvement planning, including a template school improvement plan (SIP) and a checklist to help you evaluate your SIP. You'll also find out how you can monitor its implementation.
Is there guidance on developing an ICT strategy? We relay advice on creating an ICT strategy and link to an example of a planning sheet for a school's ICT development. We also point to examples of ICT plans from schools.
Are there examples of action plans for SMSC development? In this article, we look at spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development action plans from schools. You will also find links to school improvement plans that include actions relating to SMSC development.
Are there examples of CPD action plans? We link to examples of continuing professional development (CPD) action plans and programmes from schools. We also include case studies from teaching schools, and link to guidance on developing and running CPD programmes.
Is there a template for a premises development plan? In this article, we include a KeyDoc template for a premises development plan. We also link to a premises improvement plan from a school, and to examples of actions for the school premises and the learning environment in whole-school plans.
How can we link our subject plans to our school improvement plan (SIP)? One of our associate education experts explains how schools might link individual subject plans to the SIP. This article also looks at how three schools have linked their SIPs and subject/department plans.
Having an effective school improvement plan (SIP) will support you in achieving your priorities. Use the examples of SIPs from special schools below to get inspiration for creating your own, and see how other schools have structured theirs.
How can we align whole-school targets with the budget? We look at guidance from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the National College and local authorities on linking the school improvement plan (SIP) and the budget. We also look at how schools have linked their budgets and their SIP.
Are there SIPs from schools rated 'requires improvement'? We link to examples of school improvement plans (SIPs) from a primary school and a secondary school that Ofsted graded 'requires improvement'. We also link to an example of an SIP from a school that moved to 'good'.
Is there a model statement on equality to include in school policies? One of our associate education experts suggests wording for policies to confirm that they have been developed with regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). We also look at two statements used by schools.
Do we need a travel plan? Schools are not required to have a travel plan. We look at the benefits of a plan and link to examples from schools and a template from a local authority. You’ll also find examples of travel policies.
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 primary schools like you.
Is there an example of an improvement plan for the EYFS? We refer to a school improvement plan (SIP) from a nursery school. We also look at examples of SIPs from primary schools that include specific targets for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
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.
Are there examples of business plans from schools? We link to a school's business plan and point to plans from a foundation schools' trust and two multi-academy trusts (MATs). We also link to templates for business plans from The Prince's Trust and Sport England.
Are there examples of strategic plans based on the Ofsted framework? In this article, we look at examples of school improvement plans (SIPs) from primary schools based on the Ofsted inspection framework. We also link to examples of SIPs which use a RAG system, and to examples of SIP summaries.
Are there examples of school-based SEN plans? In this article you will find downloadable templates for school-based SEN plans which involve pupils, and a record of pupil information to include in the plan. We also look at examples of plans from schools.
What should a school-based SEN plan include? We explain that schools are free to choose the format of the school-based SEN plans they use. We relay advice on writing a plan to fit pupils' needs, and how to use plans effectively.
How can we ensure that play is purposeful? We refer to what the EYFS framework and the Ofsted inspection handbook say about purposeful play and its balance with adult-led activities. We also relay advice from two of our associate education experts on ensuring that play is purposeful.