Are there support materials for school improvement planning? We have created a downloadable template SIP with one of our experts and link to two templates from local authorities. We also look at guidance on writing a school improvement plan (SIP) and an example of an improvement planning framework.
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.
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 development planning. We also point to examples of ICT development plans from two schools.
Is there a template for a premises development plan? In this article, we include a KeyDoc template for a premises development plan. We also feature a premises development plan from a school, and examples of actions for the school premises and the learning environment in whole-school plans.
Must we consult the community before carrying out building work? We relay advice from the Education Funding Agency and link to information on planning permission. We also link to consultations from two schools, and look at a case study on liaising with the community during a building project.
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.
How does Ofsted evaluate professional development? We refer to guidance from Ofsted on how inspectors evaluate CPD in schools. We also relay advice from one of our associate education experts and a teaching school alliance on presenting information about CPD during inspection.
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).
Are there examples of school improvement plans (SIPs) from primaries? In this article, we include an annotated SIP KeyDoc from a primary school, and examples of SIPs for 2015/16. You will also find long-term SIPs from primary schools and a link to further information on completing a SIP.
Are there examples of secondary school improvement plans (SIPs)? In this article, we include an annotated SIP, which we create with the headteacher of a teaching school. You will also find examples of SIPs for the 2016/17 academic year from secondary schools.
How can schools address succession planning? We relay advice from our associate education experts, the National College and local authorities on this issue. We also refer to questions to consider when developing a succession plan, staff surveys and relevant CPD activities for future leaders.
Are there examples of school improvement plans from special schools? In this article, we look at school improvement plans (SIPs) from special schools catering for a range of ages and special educational needs (SEN). We also link to guidance on school improvement planning.
Are there examples of whole-school pastoral action plans? We include a downloadable template for a whole-school pastoral action plan. You will also find a pastoral action plan from a school, and examples of where actions for pastoral provision are included in school improvement plans.
Are there examples of parent surveys to inform a school improvement plan? This article looks at parent surveys from primary and secondary schools designed to help inform school development and improvement plans. We also link to an article from The Key with a template plan.
Are there SIPs from schools rated 'requires improvement'? We link to examples of school improvement plans (SIPs) from schools that Ofsted graded 'requires improvement'. We also link to an example of a school that moved to 'good', and include a case study of a school currently moving to 'good'.
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.
Are there examples of school improvement plans with termly focus? We look at examples of school improvement plans (SIPs) which identify goals with termly milestones and enable termly tracking of progress. We also link to another article from The Key on SIPs based on the Ofsted framework.
Are there examples of curriculum planning in special schools? We look at how four special schools plan curriculum opportunities and link to another article from The Key on thematic curriculum structures. We also relay advice from one of our associate education experts on planning across the school.
What role do governors play in school improvement planning? We relay advice on governors' role in school improvement planning. We also link to examples of governors' action plans, and school improvement plans with specific actions for governors, from primary, secondary and special schools.
Are there examples of action plans from teaching school alliances? We look at action plans from three teaching school alliances (TSAs), including plans for the whole alliance and for specific areas of development. We also include a case study on a TSA's approach to writing its action plan.