Strategic Plan - Açı Schools

Strategic Plan

The following principles which lay the foundation of Açı Schools’ philosophy are also the focal point of Açı Schools’ strategic plans.

  • Uncover their potential by taking into account the individual differences of students
  • Promote love and habit of reading
  • Help students learn taking responsibility for their own learning.
  • Improve learning skills
  • Raise individuals who have universal values.

 

The 2017-2022 Academic Years Açı Strategic Plan is structured within the following headings:

Main Title Subtitle Target Sub-target Responsible Date
Organization and Administration M-1: Internalization of Ethics Manifesto Dissemination and development of effective implementations of  ethics manifesto Promoting student participation in ethics committee works Ethics Committee members – AC – SP – ASP 2017-2022 (year-based)
Establishment of an ethics committee formed by high school students Ethics Committee members – AC – SP – ASP 2017-2022 (year-based)
The contribution of members of the ethics committee to the agenda of the  meetings held in  schools throughout the year. Ethics Committee members – AC – SP – ASP 2017-2022
(year-based)
M-2: Campus Performance Assessments Establishment of campus performance assessment criteria and systematic implementation of self-assessment. Revision of the existing questionnaires about school life, according to needs AK-SP-ASP-Administrative Affairs June 2018
Generation and implementation of the HR questionnaire system for all schools AC-SP-ASP-Administrative Affairs – HR June 2018
Implementing administrative staff  questionnaire to asess shool life SP-ASP June 2018
Implementing administrative affairs  staff  questionnaire to asess shool life. SP-ASP-Administrative Affairs June 2018
Revision of facility management and security measures in accordance with evolving needs Administrative Affairs – SP – ASP 2017-2022
(year-based)
M-3: Açı Learning Development Center Development of online sharing channels and training programs Establishment of “Açı Learning Channel” and popularize sharings AC – FC – PS – SP – ASP – Teachers – Students 2017-2022
(year-based)
M-4: Internal Audit Providing internal audit according to universal criteria Outsourcing audit support for situation analysis of the 5-year targets Management Board June 2022
Main Title Subtitle Target Sub-target Responsible Date
Culture of Açı and Communication C-1: Systematic Feedback and Questionnaires Implementation of questionnaires on ACIS Implementation of student questionnaires: A questionnaire  will be conducted for primary school students every semester and for middle school students once a year. SP-ASP June 2018
Preparation of parents questionnaires AC-SP-ASP June 2018
Administration of parents’ questionnaires every 2 years SP-ASP June 2019
C-2: AÇI Web Sites Completing web design IT – SP-ASP September 2017
Completion of web content IT – SP-ASP-AC June 2017
Activation of Açı Learning Channel on website IT – AC February 2018
C-3: Seminars and Workshops for Parents Informing parents about the social and emotional development of the students Continuation of seminars and workshops
(1 sharing per semester for each grade level is planned)
RÖ – SP – ASP 2017-2022
(year-based)
Establishing procedures for face-to-face meetings and remote access content SP-ASP-AC June 2018
Promoting parent participation in school activities Encouraging parent involvement in school weeks SP-ASP-AC- Administrative Affairs – FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Promoting parent interviews and presentaions SP-ASP-AC- Administrative Affairs – FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Planning a student-parent-school sharing for each grade level, at least once a year (OO) SP-ASP-AC- Administrative Affairs – FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
C-4: Relations with the outside world and institutions Determination of institutions to contact, establishment of an annual routine program Establishing a routine program of visits to close by school and hospital managements, fire departments, the Department of Forestry, District Police Department, the District Director and the Section Chief of the Ministry of National Education, etc. AC-SP-ASP June 2018
Expansion of student exchange programs AC-SP-ASP 2017-2022
(year-based)
C-5: School Community: Students Association Developing procedures for the activities of the Students Association Determining the selection criteria for the school president and class representatives. SP-ASP-AC
Revision of Students Association work plan SP-ASP-AC August 2017
C-6: School Community: Belonging Defining and internalizing the culture of being a member of Açı Ensuring all partners of Açı understand the concept of being a member of Açı and internalize these values. SP-ASP-AC- Administrative Affairs – FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Planning activities to achieve internalization of the culture SP-ASP-AC- Administrative Affairs – FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Clearly sharing expectations from the parents at all occasions and backing up with implementations. SP-ASP-AC- Administrative Affairs – FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Main Title Subtitle Target Sub-target Responsible Date
Human Resources HR-1: Açı Community,
Communication and Network
Revision of the procedures necessary to protect professional rights SP-ASP-AC -HR August 2017
HR-2: 360-degree Performance Appraisals (all Açı) Development and implementation of 360 degree employee appraisals * 2017-2018: Open communication among campuses and giving feedback
* 2018-2020: Implementation of performance appraisals based on class and grade levels
* 2020-2021: Teacher-administration-student campus-based performance appraisal implementation with volunteer teachers
2021-2022: Teacher-administration-student campus-based performance appraisal implementation with all teachers
SP-ASP-AC -HR 2022 August
(year-based)
HR-3: Teacher Level Training Promotion of in-house professional development platforms During the months of February and August, sustainment of “Sharing of Good Examples” SP-ASP-AC-IT 2017-2022
(year-based)
 Within all schools, sharing one Learning Channel video every month starting after the month of February 2018 SP-ASP-AC-IT 2017-2022
(year-based)
Writing down the procedures for teacher mentoring system SP-ASP-AC August 2017
Maintaining and continuously improving teacher training programs for teachers who have 1, 2 and 3 years and above experience at Açı. SP-ASP-AC August 2022
(year-based.)
HR4-Recruitment Setting up a salary scale procedure, considering teachers’  previous experiences SP-ASP-AC -HR August 2018
HR5-IK Restructuring the HR department Management Board August 2017
Main Title Subtitle Target Sub-target Responsible Date
Education PRI-L1: Learner Autonomy and Embracing Learning Promoting autonomy in learning activities Continue to support autonomous learning  with  diversified plans AC-SP-ASP-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Increasing the responsibility of students in school clubs AC-SP-ASP-PS-FC August 2017
Offering a reading program and term project options The improvement of the term projects and revision of class novel booklets SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC August 2017
Maintain the monitoring of learning deficiencies and present support options Clearly communicating a student’s academic development level with the student and his/her parents. SP-ASP-AC-PS June 2017
PRI-L2: Curriculum Revision: Vertical and Horizontal Programming Ensuring academic honesty is in effect throughout school life in the scope of K-12 Pursuing this expectation in the works of students SP-ASP-AC-PS 2017-2022
(year-based)
Keeping up the library lessons which existed in primary school SP-ASP-AC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Scheduling library lessons on academic honesty theme, for every class in Middle School (June 2018) SP-ASP-AC-Librarian June 2018
Review of the vertical revision of the curriculum progress SP-ASP-AC-PS 2017-2022
(year-based)
Review of the curriculum relationships
and interdisciplinary relationships for each grade level
Enhancing relationships which present an opportunity for achievement SP-ASP-AC-PS 2017-2022
(year-based)
Matching learning outcomes with values education and social skills Reflection of the revised curriculum in daily plans SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
 Revision of gr1-7 values education curriculum SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Revision of gr1-7 skills training curriculum SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Ensure that all learning applications and learning processes are compliant with the school philosophy SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
PRI-L3: Expansion of Learning Structuring the student interactions within the scope of K-12 Preparation of gr1-7 sharing program SP-ASP-AC August 2017
Revision of gr1-7 sharing program and preparation of its academic calendar SP-ASP-AC August 2017
Structuring and expanding the platforms for students’ academic and social networking Presentation of social responsibility activities SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Development of the curriculum for improvement of K12 skills and ensuring its internalization Development of measuring and assessment criteria for the skills and laying out the procedures SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
PRI-L4: Taking learning out of the classroom and improving Improving and maintaining school trips The creation of various platforms for daily life interactions SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Promoting interviews SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Social Networking Sites Revision of blog applications on school basis SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC June 2018
The use of individual projects as homework SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Workshops and seminars on real life scenarios Planning minimum 1 activity for each class of each grade June 2018
PRI-L5: Research Work and Projects Ensuring academic honesty is in effect throughout school life in the scope of K-12 SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Maintaining development in all disciplines to improve students’ research skills. Making a list of research themes for each class SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC August 2017
PRI-L6: Development of High Level Literacy Skills Development of Reading Tree program Revision of K12 reading list SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC June 2018
Revision of books and texts SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
PRI-L7: Learning Centered Planning:  Differentiation Defining the education planning strategy according to the student needs Improving the existing system for students who have shortcomings in their education as well as who are advanced. Writing down the procedures. SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
PRI-L8: Counseling Program Development of counseling activities’ scope, content and procedures Integrating the Middle School PM curriculum into the existing program SP-ASP-AC-RÖ June 2018
Revision of middle school counseling program according to stages of development with age. SP-ASP-AC-RÖ June 2018
PRI-L9: Life Skills Identifying the life skill achievements and steps to be taken for the 1-8 group Indicate the achievement as a result of the responsibilities given to the students. SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
PRI-L10: Developing Education Materials Promoting collection of student feedback on the use and function of worksheets. SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Ensuring sustainability in the application of worksheet standards (form-function-length-space usage) PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
The evaluation and follow-up of worksheet procedures Ensuring that the content and form of learning materials are up to standards PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Identifying databanks to be used for research Giving training to teachers on the use and content of databanks AC-KS June 2018
Researching app’s related to education and preparation of course-based lists Choosing the gr1-4 app and promote its usage SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC-IT teachers June 2019
PRI-L11: Measurement and Evaluation Oral evaluation – Developing evaluation criteria for presentations and in class works SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Developing alternative written evaluations (Makeup exams – assessments of work done at home…) SP-ASP-AC-PS-FC June 2018
Revision of the measurement and evaluation procedures and applications considering scales and skills and also ensure their standardization Automation of gr1-4 process evaluation and getting an analysis report SP-ASP-AC-ACIS team August 2017
PRI-L12: Sustainable Social Projects Development and promotion of social responsibility projects and implementations SP-ASP-AC 2017-2022
(year-based)
PRI-L13: Learning School The students’ evaluations of  learning Maintaining existing applications with revisions SP-ASP-AC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Learning centered class observations and feedback Maintaining existing applications with revisions SP-ASP-AC 2017-2022
(year-based)
Generalize colleague observations based on a system Writing down the procedures for colleague observation system SP-ASP-AC August 2017
Defining what  passing from teacher observation to student observation is Within the existing criteria, prioritize the ones for evaluation that would yield such achievement AC-SP-ASP 2017-2022
(year-based)
Revision of the SRÖ system and conversion of it into counseling Planning 5-7 SRÖ coaching training AC-SP-ASP August 2017
Main Title Subtitle Target Sub-target Responsible Date
Informatics ICT-1: ACIS (New model
for the school intranet)
Development of ACIS applications and using them effectively SP-ASP-AC-IT-ACIS team 2017-2022
(year-based)
ICT-2: Digital Archive Description and content of the archive Adding the presentations made in school to the archive as well SP-ASP-AC-FC-ACIS team June 2018
Determine the procedures for setting up and making use of the archive SP-ASP-AC June 2018