S.O.A.P Summary for Governors and Trustees.

Author : Al Kingsley @AlKingsley_edu

No it’s not an opportunity to “clean things up”, S.O.A.P is a school on a page summary that gives leaders a clear oversight on all key data and a handy reference point over time.

I’d argue for many governors it’s a really useful tool should you get a call from Ofsted and need to ensure everyone is on the same page with their data.

I have included an example below that may be a useful starting point when discussing with your school leaders.

Key information contained in a SOAP report might be :

  • School Context
  • School objectives for the year ( linked to the school development plan)
  • The Schools SEF – Self evaluation
  • Schools Data results for all key indicators
  • Comparisons with either regional or national averages
  • Pupil and Sports Premium summary
  • Next Steps – again linked to the schools’ development plan.
  • Successes / Areas to highlight and Celebrate.
  • Perhaps a Post 16 destinations summary
  • Highlights from Parent Surveys

Example School on a page summary ( I’m sure you could make yours a bit more colourful and engaging).



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