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School governors do not work in isolation. This free course, School Governors: Planning for improvement, will help you to understand how planning for school improvement must take into account the wider education system, including government initiatives and the LEA education development plan. You will learn to use techniques such as SWOT and STEEPE to assist in the process of forming a plan for your school.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand ways in which the governing body can be more involved in the planning processes of the school
- demonstrate a familiarity with available school performance data
- understand how performance data can be used to decide future priorities for school improvement
- be familiar with the process of agreeing SMART targets.
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School Governors: planning for improvement
School governors do not work in isolation. This course will help you to understand how planning for school improvement must take into account the wider education system including government initiatives and the LEA education development plan. You will learn to use techniques such at SWOT and STEEPE to assist in the process of forming a plan for your school.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice courses or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 27th July 2011
Last updated on: Monday, 7th March 2016
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