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Title: School Strategic Planning School Councils


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School Strategic Planning School Councils

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Why are we doing strategic plans?
  • The biggest challenge confronting education in
    Australia is how to overcome the gaps between
    high performing and low performing students which
    exist across all school sectors
  • (The Victorian Minister for Education and
    Training, Lynne Kosky Educating all Young
    Australians, 2004)

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What is strategic planning?
  • Strategy, properly formulated, should provide the
    central point around which a school community can
    focus and unite to ensure that every child at the
    school can get the best possible education.
  • A strategic plan is your schools voice.

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School Strategic Plan
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What outcomes are we trying to achieve?
  • Student learning
  • e.g. reading, writing, maths
  • Student engagement well being
  • e.g. attendance, positive relationships, safety
  • Student pathways transition
  • Into, through and between schools

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Strategic Planning Elements
  • Purpose
  • Values
  • Context
  • Goals
  • Targets
  • Key improvement strategies

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Purpose and Values
  • Purpose fundamental reason for existing
  • A purpose statement often has two core elements
  • Who are we serving?
  • What do we wish to provide them with?
  • Values timeless and unchanging, as opposed to
    operating practices and strategies which should
    change

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Context
  • Understanding the external environment, AND
  • Whats happening inside the school

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Context
  • Understanding the external environment
  • Whats happening inside the school
  • Tools
  • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities,
    Threats)
  • Mind mapping

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Goals, Targets, Strategies
  • Goals what student outcomes we are seeking to
    improve aspirational describe level of
    improvement
  • Targets intended performance results specific,
    measurable, time-bound
  • Key Improvement Strategies 3 5 key broad
    activities that the school will undertake to
    achieve the level of desired improvement in the
    Goals Targets over the four year period

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School strategic planning template
Purpose
Values
Context
Student Learning Student Engagement and Wellbeing Student Pathways and Transitions
Goals
Targets
Key Improvement Strategies 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
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Key questions for school council
  • What outcomes is the school trying toachieve for
    our students?
  • Where are we now?
  • What does the school need to do?
  • How will the school manage its resources to
    achieve these outcomes?
  • How will we know if these outcomes have been
    achieved?

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Strategic Planning
  • Do
  • Get input from your community
  • Leave off the rose coloured glasses
  • Consider the people issues
  • Prioritise your strategic choices
  • Start simple

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Strategic Planning
  • Dont
  • Forget to consider how you will resource your
    plan
  • File your plan away and only look at it once a
    year when reflecting on progress
  • Create a set of wish lists your plan must be
    practical and do-able
  • Crowd the plan with operational issues

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Relationship between Strategic Plans and Annual
Implementation Plans
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For more information
  • http//www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/standards/account/ind
    ex.htm (for all strategic planning guidelines,
    templates and reports)
  • http//www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/blueprint/default.asp
    (Blueprint for Government Schools)
  • School System Development Division
  • schoolaccountability_at_edumail.vic.gov.au
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