Here’s your school development plan – no, really, don’t thank me. #SLTchat

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Here’s your school development plan – no, really, don’t thank me. #SLTchat

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There are so many things you might need to do to take a school forward. Based on my reading and engagement with schools around the country this year, here are some areas I’d recommend for consideration.

Before outlining the details, here are two preliminary considerations:

A: Sort behaviour. Don’t do anything else until this feels like it’s working. Literally – give it all your attention because nothing else will work unless you do.

B: After behaviour, choose three priorities. Five as a maximum. The rest is a to-do list, not a list of priorities.

1. Deliver a built-in CPD Programme

You can’t do much unless teachers meet regularly, with a flow to their CPD sessions so that ideas can be shared, trialled in class and then reflected on in a continuous cycle of improvement. If you don’t invest in CPD, you won’t get far – unless you just want…

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