When it comes to the Annual School Process there has to be a certain common vision of the school, which should be well spoken and communicated to all the staff. One way of doing this is by using the Round Calendar, to create your school’s Annual plan with.
For example, the common vision for a school can be that all students should have access to a high-quality of education. As this vision is established the school department should focus on building upon their main success and improvements accordingly. In case of achieving this, they can align their accountability systems with their goals in case of providing a coherence set of elements for their Annual School Planning Process. Further on we will look into the 5 key elements of the Annual School Plan and how they can be implemented with the help of the Round Calendar.
1. Data analysis with the round calendar
The first key element is the Data Analysis. In this step, School should analyze the data from the current school year as well and the current data from the rest of the schools in the district.
One way of getting all the needed information about the data of your school is by using the Round calendar as your annual planning system. With the visualized overview of your full year activities and planning steps, you can gain a better understanding of what has been going on in your educational institution.
This will enable you to gather reliable data for your analysis and therefore, improve your School Planning Process.
2. Assessment of the school needs
The second main key element is the Assesment of needs of the school. In this step, schools need to reflect on their previous year and identify certain areas of strength as well as areas that need to be improved. This will help you narrow down the focus your primary areas for the next school year.
The round calendar comes in the game by providing you with relevant data from your previous school year. This way you can establish a better pattern for your activities and you can identify the gaps in your need. If there is a clearly established need for more overall school activities to help your students improve in certain areas then this should be implemented in your next annual planning process.
3. Root Cause Analysis
The third and thus important element for your Annual school Planning process is the root cause Analysis. Her you will need to establish a clear reasoning for the focus on each of your areas from step 2. This will help you set up some goals when it comes to achieving improvement in your school and providing a better educational process for your students.
With the round calendar, you can start this step by creating goals and objectives for each of your focus areas and set some time-bound measurement. This way you will be able to, later on, come back to your list and evaluate your performance.
4. Annual School Plan
With the creation of the Annual School Plan, you have to establish clear goals for the entire upcoming school year. With the help of the Round Calendar, you can easily create three to four SMART goals, yo be the main focus of your annual activities and the focus for your entire school year.
While using the round calendar, you can create specific, measurable, achievable and realistic goals. Moreover, as mentioned before all your goals should be time-bound in case of future measurability of success.
One way of setting up your Annual School Planning Process is by creating a team for the different classes you have in your school. With the establishment of that type of team, you can ensure that all the needed activities for the success of your annual plan, are scheduled at the right time.
5. Implementation and Monitoring of the Progress
The last key element of this process is to implement the already created plan and set up check up point along the year to monitor and measure the success moving towards your goals. With the round calendar, you can easily establish your goals and create a full overview of your annual school plan. This way you will have an easy way to monitor the progress and schedule check-up points with the team to measure how fast are you moving towards your goals.
At the end of the school year, once the Annual School Planning process cycle is finished, all you need to do is to begin again from the Data analysis key point.