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Identify and negotiate a development project of benefit to a school
Project identified from needs analysis; selected and prioritized using specific project management tools and techniques to justify choice. Explanation of negotiation techniques used. Ref to wider reading relating to project management.
Describe the school setting and explain the
significance of the project
More detailed explanation demonstrating wider understanding of the school position, its current development needs and an awareness of impact of project. Ref to local, national trends/priorities if appropriate; ref to Gov policy; best practice research.
Explanation as to how the pupils will benefit from project.
Explain how the project contributes to the vision for learning and improvement plans and relates to
different operational areas of school business management
Clear understanding demonstrated of role of SBM in contributing to school vision and how project is related. School vision articulated. Concise analysis of operational areas and SBM competencies required to deliver successful outcome.
Devise a project proposal for a school development project that summarises the purpose, focus and scope of the proposed project
Explanation of the complexities of the project proposal and any difficulties in negotiation of scope of project. Full but succinct proposal included in appendix.
Proposal includes well considered purpose, focus and scope of proposed project.
Purpose must be clear to ensure effective review and evaluation at end of project.

Identify potential risks and likely rewards of the project
Wider consideration of risks and rewards, use of appropriate risk tool. Evidence of consideration of risks and rewards included in appendix.

Assessment criteria:
More developed work will show:
Secure commitment of key stakeholders to the project
Significance of key stakeholders explained with more detailed analysis of identification; ref to stakeholder mapping techniques. Stakeholder map included as appendix. Explanation of process of securing commitment from more than one group of stakeholders.

Part Two: Develop Project Plans in a school

Assessment criteria:
More developed work will show:
Negotiate key objectives for the project
Clear description of process of negotiation of key objectives for the project which are well defined and relate to intentions for school improvement. Ref to stakeholders if appropriate; school policy/procedures, local and national initiatives, Ofsted, wider reading.

Identify key phases, tasks and deadlines for the project
Clear consideration of overall span of project, demonstrating understanding of separate phases, specific tasks and deadlines and importance of this process of identification for project management success.

Prepare a project management plan and assign roles and responsibilities
Clear project management plan – table, diagram, Gantt chart – showing who is responsible for which phases/tasks, milestones, and how/when the progress of the project will be monitored. Explanation as to how responsibilities have been assigned. Project plan template completed succinctly and attached as an appendix.

Assess the risks related to the project and outline
proposals for risk management
Detailed risk assessment of several risks undertaken with consideration of probability and likelihood, impact, and how the risks can be avoided or reduced. Consideration of research of best practice, evidence of wider reading.

Determine resource implications and other associated project costs
All the likely costs associated with the project have been researched and included in a business case which includes consideration of hidden and future costs and value for money. Ref to best practice research

Explain how to involve others in the project planning process
More detailed explanation of the benefits of the involvement of stakeholders/others in project planning and description of how this has been achieved, or how the process could have been improved. (Evidence of the involvement of others may be included in earlier sections.) Ref to wider reading.

Part Three: Lead and manage projects in a school

Assessment criteria:
More developed work will show:
Explain how to lead and manage the project team
Clear explanation of how team led and managed. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of effective teams and how the style of leadership and management can affect success. (Further evidence will be contained within the following sections) Ref to SBM competency framework and the important SBM role in team leadership. Ref to research and wider reading

Explain how to involve the project team in decision making
Consideration of benefits of involving team in decision making, explaining the different ways this can be achieved. Simple or more complex RACI process explained. Gives specific examples of strategies used to involve the team in decision making and reflects on impact and success.

Explain how to delegate tasks to others
Wider consideration of the meaning of delegation, its merits and difficulties. Clear explanation of how to delegate with evidence of use of delegation within project management. Ref to SBM competencies and importance of delegation in organisational success. Evidence of wider reading.

Explain how to monitor progress against the project plan and take corrective action
Wider consideration of the importance of monitoring progress, when it should be planned, and how to respond to issues that arise from monitoring process. Evidence of application of monitoring timetable from own project management plan and analysis of effectiveness of monitoring tool. Ref to best practice.

Explain how to analyse and respond to issues that emerge as the project unfolds
Clear explanation of the role of the project manager to analyse issues, and how this might be done. Analysis of a specific issue that emerged, explanation of the response, and reflection on the outcome of the action with any learning points identified. Ref to appendices showing monitoring form.

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