School development plan

definition

As a strategic planning device, school development planning is concerned with long-term goals (the mission) to be translated into planned and prioritized shortterm objectives and improvement actions (development planning), after careful analysis of the strength and weaknesses of the school (audit).

example of use

The findings from such studies suggest that in-service staff development is most effective when delivered in connection with a school development plan (Pelgrum and Law, 2003: 69).

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