The school Board wanted to support the school community’s genuine involvement in the plan’s development. We developed an engagement strategy that saw our team facilitate visioning sessions with the school Board and senior staff, a session with the P&F and a further session with the whole staff. We also worked with the school to design engagement strategies with the student body and families, which the school implemented and then reported key themes back to our team.
We then synthesised this information to report back to the Voard and senior staff and further information was provided to the wider school community to highlight what had been heard.
Drawing on this understanding, we developed a framework for the strategic plan including a revision of purpose and values to better reflect the aspirations of stakeholders and contemporary language. This was a carefully managed process to ensure all stakeholders were ultimately comfortable with the changes, with many having been involved with the organisation since inception.
Flowing out of this strategic framework, we then defined key actions to drive the school towards its strategic objectives while staying in alignment with its values and purpose.