‘Who is involved in creating your school improvement priorities,
plans and strategies in your SDP?’
For those of you who have already tried our free Snapshot offer, this will be familiar, as the very first question and part of our School Improvement section in Evaluate-Ed. I have been privileged on several occasions to witness leadership discussions focussed on all the elements in the creation of a School Development Plan (SDP).
Almost all schools and academies have an SDP but it is produced in a variety of ways, with different levels of involvement. As in so many cases in schools, a variety of systems can produce a very comprehensive document that details all the necessary information for staff and governors or one that is a tool for leaders. There is no doubt that the best SDPs are produced when stakeholders are involved in its production, monitoring, implementation and success. The greater the role of stakeholders, when they are appropriately involved in the process of school improvement, the more resilient the priorities and the wider the ownership of the outcomes. Here are some general questions around this key topic that I hope will promote discussion:
Your SDP should be a valuable asset to your school improvement process, that allows the involvement of everyone in setting the priorities and enable shared enjoyment of progress and outcomes.
John Croghan M.Ed. BA. Cert.Ed.
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John Croghan M.Ed. BA. CertEd. has over 50 years of experience in education, as a teacher, leading learning in classrooms from EYFS to Y11, as well as a leader and primary headteacher. He enjoyed his role supporting Every Child Matters in schools and has advised and supported schools across the West Midlands, as well as leading OFSTED inspections. He is currently a school consultant, mentor, and governor.
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