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The Journey to Excellence package
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Part 1: The concept of excellence and the 10
dimensions
Part 2: Examples of each dimension
Part 3: How good is our school? and The Child
at the Centre
Part 4: Planning for Excellence
Part 5: Journeys to Excellence
Part 4
Planning for
Excellence
Existing strengths
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Well-established cycles
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Direct links to outcomes for learners
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Bringing together external expectations and needs of
learners
Professional reflection
and teamwork
Involvement of school
community
Essential elements of an
improvement plan
Clearly stated and aspirational vision and values
Developed by and shared with the whole school
community
A small number of improvement priorities
Emphasis on action not bureaucracy
Outcomes which focus on learning and achievement
Clearly identified responsibilities linked to named
individuals and / or teams
Clear timescales with milestones and deadlines
Relevant measures of success
SELF
EVALUATION
OR Self delusion
SELF
DELUSION?
Effective planning:
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is based on the evidence of ongoing selfevaluation (JTE Part 3 – HGIOS3, TCAC)
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builds on identified strengths
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emphasises action not bureaucracy
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focuses on delivery and impact
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involves the whole school community
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is flexible and responsive
(www.journeytoexcellence.org.uk)
Successful Plans
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are high level
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have a small number of key priorities
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reflect the school’s own context
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present improvement priorities as outcomes for
learners
impact directly on learners
The Journey to Excellence
journeytoexcellence.org.uk
hmie.org.uk
ltscotland.org.uk
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