IMPROVING SCHOOL
GOVERNANCE

2.4 Implement and monitor

 

Schools monitor, review and evaluate the implementation of their chosen priorities and initiatives – including impact on student learning – to determine progress, any need for adjustment, and overall outcomes.

Monitoring the progress of the school’s improvement strategies is one of the school council’s key roles.

The annual implementation plan is the reference point to monitor the school’s improvement as it relates to its implementation of the goals, targets and strategies outlined in the strategic plan.

The annual implementation plan template includes a monitoring section in which schools record six and 12-month progress against the success criteria and/or targets. The council’s role should focus on monitoring progress against the success criteria and/or achievement of the one-year targets featured in the annual implementation plan. This provides an essential link between the written annual implementation plan and the daily operation of the school.

Section 4 of the Annual Implementation Plan template includes the Annual Self-Evaluation where schools document evidence and analysis of progress towards goals and targets. This ensures that all aspects of school performance are considered throughout the year.  Schools should self-evaluate against the Continua of Practice as data becomes available and progress is made. This will assist school planning in the following year.

Through this process it may become apparent that the school’s circumstances have changed which may require the school’s strategic plan to be updated. In this situation any change will require endorsement of the school council.