Strategic Outlook

Strategic Planning & Reporting

Our strategic planning allows us to reflect on past performance, establish future directions, and decide our definition of success. This planning occurs in two parts:

  1. Four Year Strategic Plan: The goals in this plan are based on initiatives from the Framework for Improved Student Outcomes (FISO)—a Department of Education and Training initiative that provides a common language and an enquiry-based approach to improvement across Victorian Government schools.
  2. Annual Implementation Plan: Each year we develop an annual implementation plan (AIP). The AIP supports the operationalisation of the four-year School Strategic Plan, articulating how we school will implement, monitor and evaluate progress against the School Strategic Plan each year.


Our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan goals are as follows:

  • To maximise learning growth for all students in literacy and numeracy.
  • To improve student wellbeing and engagement through increased student agency.


2023 Annual Implementation Plan:

For 2023 the Department of Education (DE) updated the requirements for the AIP in order to refocus our efforts on a set of two common, core priorities after COVID19:

  • Learning – Support both those who need scaffolding and those who have thrived to continue to extend their learning, especially in numeracy
    • Build staff capacity in differentiation in Numeracy to identify and meet students’ individual learning needs.
  • Wellbeing – Effectively mobilise available resources to support students’ wellbeing and mental health, especially the most vulnerable
    • Strengthen the whole school approach towards social and emotional learning.

In addition to these core priorities from DE we will also be focussing on:

  • Reviewing current practices and drafting a whole-school pedagogical approach to Reading and Writing.
  • Strengthening our whole school approach to Goal Setting and Student Led Conferences.

Spensley Street Primary School,
193 Spensley St, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia

Phone Number: 03 9481 4666

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Spensley Street Primary School is a school of 355 students, located in the inner northern suburb of Clifton Hill, on the edge of the Merri Creek and Yarra Bend Park.