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


Strategic Leadership 1 September 2018

School leadership should be futures oriented and strategically driven. Developing and implementing a strategy is a central...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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