Education and Early Childhood Development

School Development

School development is a systematic approach to change at the school level designed to guide and focus a school towards the achievement of its mission - enhanced student learning. Developed within the context of both the provincial and district strategic education plans, a School Development Plan reflects the uniqueness of the local school environment. The Newfoundland and Labrador School Development Model is a results oriented process that involves collective reflection, analysis, problem solving, planning, and continuous improvement leading to the attainment of specific school goals.

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development provides two school development models to accommodate the size of the teaching staff in schools and their subsequent capacity to implement the model. Schools choose the model applicable to them based on the number of teaching staff, including administration.

For schools with a teaching staff of 13 and more, please choose the School Development Model.

For schools with a teaching staff of 12 or less, please choose the Small School Model.

For more information on School Development, contact:

Program Development Specialist for School Development and School Councils:

Patricia Emberley
School Services Division
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Telephone: 709-729-6850
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