Focus On Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 is the culmination of many months of planning that was based on feedback received from staff, parents, students, parishes, community partners and members of the broader community.
Why Strategic Planning?
Strategic planning is the process of making fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide who we are, what we do, and why we do it.
The Student Achievement and School Board Governance Act, 2009, requires school boards to develop and monitor multi-year plans that achieve the following 3 goals:
1. Promoting student achievement and well-being;
2. Ensuring effective stewardship of the board's resources; and
3. Delivering effective and appropriate education programs to students.
Our Current Plan
Our current multi-year plan, Focus On Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021 identifies specific outcome measures in four broad areas of focus - Achieving, Believing, Belonging, as well as our Foundational Elements.
Each year, the Board identifies specific system priorities that are determined to be essential developmental steps in this multi-year process.
Outcome Monitoring Reports
The progress made towards achieving our system priorities are reported back to the Board of Trustees through Outcome Monitoring Reports
The format of the Outcome Monitoring Reports is based on a Results-Based Accountability
framework, which identifies outcomes to be achieved, indicators of success, story behind the baseline, what works (links to research evidence), strategies to be undertaken to turn the curve on our results, and existing programs and initiatives which support our efforts.
2014-2015 Outcome Monitoring Reports
Outcome Monitoring Report No. 1
BELONGING: Employee Engagement
Outcome Monitoring Report No. 2
BELONGING: Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being
Outcome Monitoring Report No. 3
BELONGING: Student Engagement
Outcome Monitoring Report No. 4
ACHIEVING: 21st Century Teaching and Learning
Outcome Monitoring Report No. 5
BELONGING: Bullying Prevention and Safe Schools
Our Strategic Plan establishes the broad priorities that will continue to guide our system year to year. The Board annually identifies specific system priorities that are determined to be essential developmental steps in this multi-year process. While the specific system priorities change annually as specific initiatives are launched, developed and brought to natural completion, the broad directions remain constant, providing the stability required for the system to maintain the sustained focus necessary to attain our goals.