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School Strategic Plan

Policy

This policy sets out the requirement for schools to develop a 4 year School Strategic Plan.   

Summary

  • All Victorian government schools must develop a four year School Strategic Plan in the term following a review endorsed by the principal and school council president in the Strategic Planning Online Tool.
  • Guidance for Developing Key Directions for the new School Strategic Plan is available under the Guidance tab on this site.

Details

  • Under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) and Ministerial Order 470 all schools must prepare a 4 year School Strategic Plan (SSP) that sets out the school’s:
    • philosophy
    • goals 
    • targets to improve student outcomes
    • strategies for achieving them
  • Following the completion of a school review, the Key Directions (developed by the core school review panel and articulated in the review report) are pre-populated into the Strategic Planning Online Tool (SPOT) to form the school’s draft SSP goals, targets and Key Improvement Strategies (KIS).
  • The draft SSP is shared with staff and the broader community to ensure collective ownership and support for the SSP over the next 4 years and to inform the vision, values and intent sections of the school’s SSP.
  • The School Improvement Team leads the school in reviewing or updating the school’s philosophy. They share the draft goals, targets and KIS with staff and the broader community to ensure collective ownership and support for the SSP over the next 4 years.
  • Upon endorsement by the Senior Education Improvement Leader (SEIL) in SPOT, the goals, targets and KIS articulated in the SSP cascade into the Annual Implementation Plan, and inform staff Performance and Development Plans, over the next 4 years.

Relevant legislation

Department policy setting out the requirement for schools to develop a four year School Strategic Plan.

Reviewed 25 February 2021

Policy last updated

15 June 2020

Scope

  • Schools
  • School councils

Contact

Improvement Support Unit Performance Division

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