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School Development Planning

This interactive course will give you a detailed understanding of how to write, monitor and evaluate your School Development Plan confidently, purposefully and realistically.

  • Practical ideas and experience
  • Achievable and realistic
  • Clear support and guidance
  • Effective and engaging
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1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15.30

About this course

Course Description:

How can you create a School Development Plan (SDP) that's smart, powerful and usable?

Through practical scenarios and relevant exercises, this one-day CPD course will introduce you to a range of models and approaches that will help you to ensure that your school's development plan is as effective as possible.

Suitable for headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, senior leaders and Governors, this course will explore every aspect of school development planning, giving you the confidence to plan for your school’s future with conviction.

You can bring your school's existing plan along with you, and our consultant will help you to consider its financial implications and how to monitor and evaluate it over time.

The objectives of this course include:

  • To understand the process of effective SDP and the importance of accurate self-review
  • To ensure your SDP makes a difference to outcomes for pupils and engages stake-holders purposefully
  • To consider how your SDP links to key priorities identified from data
  • To explore how to convert aims into actions – practical ideas for time-scales, manageable and purposeful monitoring and evaluation, measurable outcomes and achievable goals

Discover the importance of 360 degree analysis and feedback and leave feeling confident in the direction you want your school to head.


  • Senior Leaders
  • Headteachers
  • Governors

What do teachers say about our leadership courses?

“This programme is outstanding and has the potential to be a huge catalyst for change.”
Paula Montie, Polehampton Junior School, Wokingham

Further information

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now livestreaming all of our courses. Please see livestream dates below. 

We anticipate resuming in-venue courses after Easter 2021.

Live stream courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
07 June 2021
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 30 days.

    Courses at venues

    22 June 2021
    Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
      29 June 2021
      Beamish Hall Hotel , Beamish, DURHAM/NEWCASTLE, DH9 0YB
        02 July 2021
        Birmingham Marriott Hotel , 12 Hagley Road, BIRMINGHAM, B16 8SJ
          12 July 2021
          Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT

            This course as an INSET Day

            Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

            Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

            Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

            Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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