Goal Setting and Implementation


When you have identified where you are and where you want to be, you then have to break this down into how you think you are going to move forward. This will require a strategic plan which you then break down into smaller action plans.

Strategic Plans
You should aim to include multiple perspectives when putting together a plan for ICT in the school. The example below from Muritai was created with input from the principal, the ICT team, a BOT representative and myself as the external cluster facilitator. Everyone there added value to the discussions and a better document was created as a result.
Here is the example of a strategic plan from Muritai School in Eastbourne, Wellington (and I appreciate their willingness to share!)


This plan is clearly structured with sections for Learners, Teachers, Leaders and Community. The school has also clearly aligned the goals for ICT with Digital Horizons Strategy and the existing school charter. This is only one possible model. Every school will have different needs as identified by while 'positioning' so all strategic plans will be different.

There is also a document that you could use to help guide your planning based on the Becta self-review tool covered earlier on the 'positioning' page that could be useful.


Action Plans/ SMART goal setting
Once you have an overall plan of what you want to do, you would generally need to break this down further into smaller projects for which you will need an action plan. SMART goal setting is one way of setting out these action plans - Specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and timeframe.

This simple goal sheet designed by facilitator Lyn Ross is a great way to plan out a specific project.


Facilitator Sara Taylor has also developed a reflective log for teachers to complete where they do individual SMART plans.