School reviews are an important part of each school’s planning and improvement cycle. Along with other processes, they help inform and complement the work of the school in leading continuous improvement and ensuring quality learning outcomes for children and young people in Queensland, and a progressive, high performing education system that realises the potential of every student.
Reviews are connected to each school’s 4 yearly planning cycle. Reviews are generally undertaken in the final year of the cycle to inform the next strategic plan. In collaboration with staff and the school community, principals use the findings from the reviews to inform plans for the next stage of the school’s improvement journey.
The review process is informed by the School Improvement Tool (SIT) (PDF, 1.3MB). The tool provides a framework for planning, implementing and measuring the success of school improvement strategies against each of the 9 domains.
School Improvement Hierarchy
The School Improvement Hierarchy is a model to guide what needs to happen next in a school's improvement journey. It incorporates the 9 domains of the School Improvement Tool.
The hierarchy provides a common language for conversation in school communities. It acts as a lens to determine a school's current position in its improvement journey.