Improve What’s Not Working Well
This is the fourth in our 4-step procedure for promoting excellence.
So how do we go about improving what’s not working? We make robust improvement plans and implement them effectively.
Robust improvement planning
✅ Improvement plans should start with the areas for improvement identified through self – evaluation
✅ Use relevant research to inform improvement actions
✅ Consult those who work in similar schools to find out what has worked for them.
✅ Consult staff members when compiling improvement actions
✅ Ensure that actions on improvement plans are SMART
✅ Consult those who will be responsible for implementing improvement actions to ensure that those actions are achievable and realistic.
✅Circulate the completed improvement plan
✅ Link the improvement plan to the performance management process
✅ Delegate a “driver” to ensure that staff implement the actions assigned to them –
✅ Regularly monitor how well the improvement plan is implemented, hold people to account for their actions, record progress
✅ Review the results, summarise improvements, identify areas that still need to be addressed
✅ Circulate the improvement plan each time it is updated
✅ There are detailed documents which expand on the above - you can download them for free from our website here: