Resources to support School Excellence in Action

The new School Excellence cycle starts in 2021. Find out more through these explanatory videos, flowcharts and samples.

Video 1 - a brief overview

A brief overview of the 2021-24 School Excellence cycle - providing NSW public schools with the tools to drive continuous school improvement and improved student outcomes.

Video 2 - an introduction

An introduction to the steps involved in 2021-24 School Excellence cycle. The School Excellence cycle aligns components of the School Excellence Framework, providing our NSW public schools a process to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to drive improved student outcomes.

Video 3 - a situational analysis

In the first step in the School Excellence cycle, schools undertake a situational analysis to assess their current state. This video outlines the steps taken in the situational analysis, which is a key component in developing the Strategic Improvement Plan.

Video 4 - the Strategic Improvement Plan

After the situational analysis, schools use collected data and work with the community to develop a Strategic Improvement Plan. This plan sets out the specific steps a school will take in their pursuit of continuous school improvement and improving student outcomes.

Video 5 - SIP implementation and progress monitoring

The final instructional video - SIP implementation and progress monitoring - will be available soon.

School Excellence cycle - support materials

Samples for various school types

Note: the 'implementation and progress monitoring' part of each SIP sample is shown at the end of the sample.

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