Strategic planning is implicit in the overall policy roles of your school board. This planning provides clarity and purpose in your school's renewal and development.
Your board should seek to identify a preferred future and plan to achieve it over a cycle of three to five years. A school’s Strategic Plan may reflect the values and beliefs of the school’s vision statement and incorporate policy development, curriculum, financial, building and community elements.
The Principal, as Executive Officer of the school board, undertakes the development of a plan for school renewal in conjunction with the school board and appropriate staff of the Catholic Education Office.
The Continuous Improvement Framework is part of a system-wide strategy to promote a culture and practice of continuous improvement in Catholic schools that has the students at its centre.
The Framework is organised into nine ‘aspirational’ domains which describe the characteristics of high performing, high quality schools. Each domain has a number of Elements that describe its scope. Each element has a set of indicators of effectiveness.
A rating scale helps school leaders assess how well they are progressing against each domain and to identify areas for further improvement.
More information about the CIF - and to access the resources available for your school - please visit: https://cif.cesa.catholic.edu.au/
Domain 1 of the Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) has a lot of resources available for your school's planning, such as these exemplars which you can download below. We would encourage you to visit the CIF website for the full range of exemplars across the entire 9 domains.