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Successfully Introducing SchooliP into Your Organisation

Picture of Andy Goodeve  Andy Goodeve 07 June 2024

Bringing about organisational change successfully requires a strategic and methodical approach. 

SchooliP, a comprehensive tool for managing performance, CPD, and school improvement plans, has received positive feedback from various educational institutions. 

Here are some key steps to ensure success, supported by insights from multiple sources: on how to introduce SchooliP into your organisation:

1. Establish a Clear Vision and Strategy

Start with a clear and compelling vision of what the change will achieve. This vision should align with the organisation's overall mission and strategic goals. 

Create a detailed strategy outlining the steps needed to achieve the vision. This should include specific objectives, timelines, and resources required. 

Define what you want to achieve with SchooliP. For instance, improving CPD tracking or streamlining appraisal processes. Align these goals with your overall educational mission and create a step-by-step plan to implement SchooliP.


  • Kotter, J. P. (1996). *Leading Change*. Harvard Business Review Press.
  • Prosci. (2021). "The Prosci ADKAR Model". Retrieved from Prosci.

2. Gain Leadership Support

Secure commitment and support from top leadership. Their active involvement is crucial for providing direction and resources.

Leaders should communicate the vision and strategy effectively, ensuring transparency and building trust within the organisation.

Secure backing from senior leaders who will champion the use of SchooliP. Their endorsement will be crucial in motivating staff and allocating necessary resources.


  • Hiatt, J. M. (2006). *ADKAR: A Model for Change in Business, Government, and Our Community*. Prosci Research.
  • CEB Inc. (2015). *Driving Leadership Bench Strength*. CEB.

3. Foster a Culture of Change

Encourage a culture that embraces change by promoting values such as flexibility, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Provide training and development programs to prepare colleagues for the change and equip them with necessary skills.

Promote a positive attitude towards the new system by highlighting its benefits. Offer training sessions to help staff become proficient in using SchooliP, thereby reducing resistance to change.


  • Schein, E. H. (2010). *Organizational Culture and Leadership*. Jossey-Bass.
  • Cummings, T. G., & Worley, C. G. (2014). *Organization Development and Change*. Cengage Learning.

4. Communicate Effectively

Create a comprehensive plan that includes key messages, communication channels, and timing. Ensure that communication is consistent, transparent, and two-way.

Establish feedback mechanisms to allow employees to voice their concerns and suggestions, fostering engagement and addressing resistance early.

Ensure the SchooliP plan details the benefits of SchooliP and how it will be implemented. Use various channels to keep staff informed and establish mechanisms for feedback to address any concerns promptly.


  • Kotter, J. P. (2012). *Accelerate*. Harvard Business Review.
  • Bridges, W. (2009). *Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change*. Da Capo Press.

5. Implement and Monitor the Change

Implement the change in phases, starting with pilot projects if possible. This allows for adjustments and learning before full-scale rollout.

Regularly monitor progress against the plan. Use metrics and feedback to make necessary adjustments and keep the change on track.

Start with a pilot phase to refine the implementation process based on initial feedback. Monitor the system’s performance and make adjustments as needed to ensure it meets your objectives.


  • Cameron, E., & Green, M. (2019). *Making Sense of Change Management*. Kogan Page.
  • Beer, M., & Nohria, N. (2000). "Cracking the Code of Change". Harvard Business Review.

6. Sustain the Change

Ensure the change becomes part of the organisational culture. This involves reinforcing new behaviors and processes through recognition, rewards, and continuous improvement.

Regularly review the impact of the change and celebrate milestones and successes to maintain momentum and morale.

Integrate the use of SchooliP into your regular routines and culture. Celebrate achievements and improvements facilitated by SchooliP to keep staff motivated and committed to its ongoing use.

"SchooliP has made a huge difference in our school." - St George's International School  


  • Luecke, R. (2003). *Managing Change and Transition*. Harvard Business School Press.
  • McKinsey & Company. (2020). "The Four Building Blocks of Change". Retrieved from McKinsey Insights.

Introducing a new system, like SchooliP, requires thoughtful planning, effective leadership, and ongoing support. By following these steps and leveraging the positive feedback from other schools, you can successfully integrate SchooliP into your organisation and enhance your performance management, professional development, and overall school improvement processes.

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