Planning and Reports

School Strategic Plan (SSP)

Under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) and Ministerial Order 470 all Victorian government schools must prepare a 4-year School Strategic Plan (SSP). The SSP sets out the school’s philosophy, goals, targets to improve student outcomes and strategies for achieving them. This process involves all members of the school community to ensure collective ownership and supports the work the school will do over the life of the SSP which is articulated and addressed each year in the school’s Annual Implementation Plans (AIP).

The SSP comes after completion of a School Review. The purpose of the School Review is to provide an opportunity to reflect on the school’s performance and give specific feedback on its progress and achievements against the goals and targets of its previous SSP. A review provides a framework to have a detailed discussion and analysis about the issues that may be affecting the performance of the school, to drive school improvement and inform the schools next SSP. It is a celebration of what has been achieved but the focus is on what can be improved moving forward.

Our school’s next review is in Term 2, 2024.

Annual Implementation Plan (AIP)

The AIP is a core part of school business. It documents a sharp and narrow focus on school improvement priorities and provides clarity and purpose for all members of the school community as they work towards the goals set out in the School Strategic Plan (SSP).

All schools must prepare an AIP by the end of Term 4 each year.

The AIP operationalises the 4-year SSP by supporting schools to select and plan how they will implement the Goals and Key Improvement Strategies (KIS) that will be their focus for school improvement each year.

Schools use the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) 2.0 improvement cycle to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate AIP.

The principal along with staff complete mid and end of year monitoring to track their progress against the AIP to help guide future planning. This is shared with school council and then is reflected in the Annual Report to the Community which is shared with the wider community at the beginning of the next year.

Annual Report to the Community

The purpose of this report is to provide principals and school councils with an opportunity to inform parents and the wider school community of the school's successes, activities and achievements throughout the year. It is to meet legislative and regulatory requirements under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 and the National Education Agreement 2008.

It reflects the Department of Education's commitment to building pride and confidence in our government schools and highlights the importance of transparent communication about school performance with our school communities.

Schools are required to submit a school annual report to the Department by 30th of April each year. Once the annual report is ratified by the School Council the ‘Annual Report to the School Community’ is available on the school website and made available at the school office.

The principal will inform the school community of a public meeting where any member of the school community is welcome and encouraged to attend to learn and ask questions about the report.