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Developing a school strategic plan is a Course

Developing a school strategic plan

Mar 21 - Jun 7, 2021

$550 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day 1: Monday 22 March 2021, 9.30am to 10.30am   (online)

Day 2: Monday 24 May 2021, 9.30am to 12.30am   (face to face)

Delivery mode

A blend of face to face and online - for the online components a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event.


This learning event is right for you if you are a Board Member, Principal or member of a senior leadership team and your school is looking to engage in a strategic planning process for the school.


This part webinar and part face to face session will equip participants with a practical strategic planning process and tools to reflect on past performance, current conditions and establish future directions. The approach will involve school stakeholders to contribute to the development of the broad vision and future direction of the school.

Strategic plans provide a map of the future; however, they don’t provide a compass. When implementing a strategic plan, leadership teams need to be agile and respond to changing local and global context to adopt and revise strategy to get to the envisaged destination on the map. To be successful you require both the map and compass.

The strategic planning process will diligently allocate appropriate resources, guide you in engaging your stakeholders and empower the leadership to implement the plan and track progress against agreed goals.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • School governance – Governance                    
  • School governance – Philosophy.                                                                                                            

Key takeaways                 

  • a phased plan to developing or updating a strategic plan for your school
  • tools and guides for engaging stakeholders
  • tips for analysing school data and information.


Presenter information

Aynur Simsirel                  

Aynur Simsirel has significant experience in school leadership. She has worked as an Executive Principal and Deputy Principal overseeing the growth of a multi-campus Independent school. In her current role at Independent Schools Victoria, she supports schools with compliance, curriculum and student wellbeing initiatives, as well as school governance and strategic planning. Her work focusses on understanding how we can make visible thinking routine in schools and oversees school action research in embedding thinking routines into everyday teaching and learning. Aynur facilitates principal and coaching programs. She also supports the Leading Learning that Matters Program in partnership with Harvard University.