1.2. School planning and monitoring
Schools wishing to take a 'whole school approach' to address complex issues need to systematically engage in collaborative strategic planning. They will need a process to integrate all their activities into a coherent plan and to monitor and evaluate their progress. The school development/improvement plan serves as a reference document which guides school activities and facilitates monitoring and self-evaluation. As a strategic plan, it should clearly and simply set out the school’s priorities, the main measures it will take to raise standards, resources needed, and the key outcomes and targets it intends to achieve within a specific timeframe.