Designed to align with the Ofsted School Inspection Framework and other key documents for your school, this is a really simple and easy-to-use downloadable and editable Word document template, that will help you outline your strategic goals, key objectives, and actions to enhance the quality of education and the school's performance overall.
An SDIP serves as a compass, guiding a school towards its goals and objectives. It lays out the key areas that require attention and outlines a clear path for achieving them. Without a well-defined plan, it's easy for a school to lose focus and direction.
Can be used alongside our Self Evaluation Form (SEF)
Whilst completing the SDIP, we recommend that you:
Creating an SDIP should be a collaborative effort. Involve all relevant stakeholders, including teachers, staff, parents, and students, in the planning process. Their input and perspectives are invaluable in identifying priorities and setting realistic goals.
Set SMART Goals
Ensure that the goals outlined in the SDIP are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART). SMART goals provide clarity and make it easier to track progress.
Regularly monitor and evaluate progress towards the objectives outlined in the SIDP. Use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and soft data where necessary to measure success and to identify areas that may require adjustments.
Allocate Resources Wisely
Budget allocation is a critical aspect of an SDIP. Allocate resources strategically to support the initiatives outlined in the plan. Be prepared to adapt the budget as priorities evolve.
Foster a Culture of Collaboration
Effective implementation of an SDIP relies on teamwork and collaboration. Encourage open communication and cooperation among all stakeholders to ensure everyone is aligned with the plan's objectives.
Review and Revise
An SDIP is not set in stone. Plan to regularly review and revise the plan as circumstances change or new opportunities arise. Flexibility is key to its effectiveness.
Recognise and celebrate the achievements and milestones reached. Positive reinforcement encourages continued efforts and commitment.
If you need further information or have specific questions about creating and implementing a School Development Improvement Plan, feel free to reach out as we will be happy to help.