School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

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
1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

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.


This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • 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

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

Live stream and recorded courses

Recording course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
Available anytime
Pause, search and watch again for 30 days.
Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
30 March 2023
Online, interactive access.
Watch again for 7 days.

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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