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Course costs are based on 15 participants

This course can be tailored to your individual requirements

Tackling School Improvement Planning Under The New Inspection Framework

This one-day course helps senior managers develop effective school improvement planning skills. It covers key aspects of the school improvement planning process and gives examples of good practice. It demonstrates the links with self-evaluation and with national school improvement planning frameworks, and looks at different types of plans.

Course Overview

This one-day course helps senior managers develop effective school improvement planning skills. It covers key aspects of the school improvement planning process and gives examples of good practice. It demonstrates the links with self-evaluation and with national school improvement planning frameworks, and looks at different types of plans.

Course Objectives

  • Examine links between school improvement planning and school self-evaluation.
  • Explore the importance of school context, stakeholders, vision, and policy.
  • Improve the use of performance outcomes to identify issues, establish root causes, devise and prioritise solutions, and generate objectives.
  • Give participants the opportunity to develop key skills, including profiling, auditing, SWOT analysis, setting SMART objectives, solutions and prioritisation matrices, and spidergrams.
  • Help participants to use planning and implementation programmes, create a design brief, and use project management effectively.
  • Improve writing skills.

Detailed course outline and session time table

Session 1

What is it all about
  • The achievement of the children.
  • Drop-in observations.
Initial considerations
  • Why bother planning?
  • Who are plans for?
  • Types of plans.
  • How is the process to be used?
  • Who needs to be involved?

Session 2

Starting points
  • The inspection report (Nursery and Primary)
  • Diagnosing causes
  • Your own school
Drilling deeper
  • Aids and barriers to raising achievement
  • Profile on entry
  • Academic outcomes
  • The big picture narrative

Session 3

The seven steps to planning
  • Templates and forms
  • The issue
  • The diagnosis
  • The target
  • The solution
  • The action plan
  • The programme
  • Evaluating success
Strategic planning
  • Templates and forms.
  • Long-term strategic plans and relevant milestones.

Session 4

Seeking the views of stakeholders
  • Analysing views.
  • Exploring views.
  • Clarifying stakeholder priorities.
  • The policies and inputs used as part of the process
The planning timeline
  • The programme for improvement
  • Planning events
  • Planning implementation
As part of our quality assurance policy, and to ensure courses are always up to date, we reserve the right to update, alter and improve courses without prior notice in order to encompass any emerging changes in legislation, framework, or government guidance.

Tutor information and feedback

Tutor:

Bruce McAlpine has managed the Company for 18 years. He writes and develops training materials and tutors many of the courses. He is an experienced lead inspector and was an additional inspector. Before becoming an inspector, he taught in infant, primary and middle schools and was a headteacher for seventeen years. His specialist areas include English, mathematics, art, the Foundation Stage, educational management, special educational needs, and English as an additional language. He has an excellent track record as a trainer. We reserve the right to replace the advertised tutor with another appropriately experienced tutor.
“Really enjoyed the training and found it very useful. Tutor was very good also- no nonsense and straight to the point”.
“Very enjoyable and useful. This will form the basis of our S I Plan/ Dev Plan review this term”.
“A working model and clearly distinguished between strategy and improvement planning...very clear-I got it!”.
“Re-focussed minds as to what is needed in improvement plan and what is superfluous”.
A trainer who has a wealth of useful knowledge who adapted the course to meet our needs
A fantastic useful day. Thank you
Having only two delegates meant the course was very specialised & I certainly got a lot from the event

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