Basic annual management processes such as Budgeting, Annual reporting and School Improvement Planning are required to take place across all public schools in the country in a way that contributes towards a functional school environment (Action Plan to 2014: Towards Schooling 2025).
Every school is required to have an annually updated School Improvement Plan, detailing what the key challenges of the school are and how they will be addressed.
Prior to developing a School Improvement Plan, it is essential that school communities undertake School Self Evaluation, in accordance with the National Policy on Whole School Evaluation (Government Gazette Vol. 433: No. 22512 of 26 July 2001, Pretoria).
The School Self Evaluation exercise will enable school communities to undertake a realistic and honest assessment of their school against the criteria within the nine areas of evaluation as set out in the Whole School Evaluation policy
Subsequent to the School Self Evaluation process, the school community must then produce a School Improvement Plan that will address the identified challenges and improve the quality of basic education in the school.