Mission & Vision

  • What is mission and what is vision? How do they differ?
  • What makes a good mission and vision statement? How do we write them? How are they valuable to a school?
  • What is your mission and vision? To what extent is it distinctive?
  • Does your mission and vision provide a focus for the energies and direction of your school?
  • How do we demonstrate our ability to align the school mission to the IB mission and philosophy?
  • Tools for promoting your mission and vision.
  • What role does a strategy document have? How do we develop school strategy? What makes a strategic plan effective?
  • Tools for developing school strategy that you can use with governors, school leadership team and the faculty.
  • 20 questions to ask about your strategy.
  • How can leaders manage change? Tools for bringing about change.
  • Is your school culture one that embraces or resists change?
  • Think pieces to use with staff.
  • Case studies from schools.

Selected Pages

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Strategic Leadership 1 September 2018

School leadership should be futures oriented and strategically driven. Developing and implementing a strategy is a central...
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Getting staffing right 1 April 2017

There is nothing more important for any school than to ensure that it has recruited the very best people and that they will...
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Getting professional development right 22 March 2017

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn". (John Cotton Dana)All schools are learning organisations n which students...
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Getting the vision right 21 February 2017

The vision for your school is your glue and the foundation of your brand. It underpins the logic of your curriculum and...
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Opening a new school 16 January 2017

Opening a new school poses distinct opportunities and challenges for school leaders. These can be heightened when the new...
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Change Management 13 September 2016

Change and innovation are an essential part of schools. After all the core business of schools is learning. This includes...
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