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The Journey to Excellence package

     Part 1: The concept of excellence and the 10 dimensions Part 2: Examples of each dimension Part 3: How good is our school? and The Child at the Centre Part 4: Planning for Excellence Part 5: Journeys to Excellence

Part 4 Planning for Excellence

Existing strengths

 Well-established cycles  Direct links to outcomes for learners  Bringing together external expectations and needs of learners  Professional reflection and teamwork  Involvement of school community

Essential elements of an improvement plan

Clearly stated and aspirational vision and values

Developed by and shared with the whole school community

A small number of improvement priorities

Emphasis on action not bureaucracy

Outcomes which focus on learning and achievement

Clearly identified responsibilities linked to named individuals and / or teams

Clear timescales with milestones and deadlines

Relevant measures of success SELF EVALUATION OR

Self delusion

SELF DELUSION?

Effective planning:

 is based on the evidence of ongoing self evaluation (JTE Part 3 – HGIOS3, TCAC)  builds on identified strengths  emphasises action not bureaucracy  focuses on delivery and impact  involves the whole school community  is flexible and responsive (www.journeytoexcellence.org.uk)

Successful Plans

 are high level   have a small number of key priorities reflect the school’s own context  present improvement priorities as outcomes for learners  impact directly on learners

The Journey to Excellence

journeytoexcellence.org.uk

hmie.org.uk ltscotland.org.uk

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