At Chelsea Primary School, we implement and follow the Victorian Education Department FISO model.
The improvement cycle depicts the improvement process that Victorian government schools use to implement strategies and actions to improve every student’s learning and wellbeing. The cycle embodies the leading research and global best-practice research on school improvement and teacher professional learning.
Using FISO 2.0 to plan school improvement (DOCX) is now available to help schools use the improvement cycle effectively. It will do this by providing a common understanding and approach for school improvement, highlighting the specific decisions and actions that will make a real difference for student learning and wellbeing. It provides a process for school leaders and teachers to work through each stage of the improvement cycle.
By using the improvement cycle, schools engage in staged and continuous inquiry processes. The stages of the improvement cycle are as follows:
The improvement cycle supports school review and school strategic planning, annual implementation planning, and regular cycles of inquiry. It can be used at different levels, from the whole-of-school to the classroom, and over different time periods, from 4-week cycles to annual cycles.
When implementing the improvement cycle, schools should consider the following: