School Vision Statements - The difference between a Vision and a Vision Statement
Concentrate on where you believe your School will be in five years time. School Mission Statements focus on today whereas school vision statements contain details of the future of the School - its vision (the future plans with aims and objectives). These types of Statements focus on tomorrow. Non profit organizations, such as a School or educational institution, write Vision statements to clarify and emphasize their future goals and direction their establishment is taking. The difference between a Mission statement and a Vision Statement is explained in the following definitions.
|Definition of a Mission Statement: 'Purpose, reason for being'. Defined simply "Who we are and what we do".|
|Definition of a Vision Statement: 'An Image of the future we seek to create'.|
School Vision Statements Example
Check out other School Vision Statements or those of educational institutions to give you some inspiration. An example of a School Vision Statement is as follows:
We are a forward-thinking school aiming to prepare our children and students for a rapidly changing world by equipping them with critical thinking skills, global perspective, and respect for core values of honesty, loyalty, and compassion.
Developing these skills is the corner stone of the education we offer.
Students will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow.
School Vision Statements - How long should it be?
A good example is just one sentence or one short paragraph consisting of between two and four sentences. The importance of this type of description should not be underestimated. A good vision statement focuses the minds of the teachers, children and parents on the aims and goals of the school. One small sentence can convey confidence in the future direction and inspiration for your school or educational establishment…
Useful Hints and Tips on writing School Vision Statements
Some hints and tips on how to write a School Vision Statements are detailed below. First gather important information before writing about the future of your School. Make short separate lists of the following:
What you currently do for pupils and how you hope you might extend the curriculum in the future. Also consider your ideas for potential projects - Building projects, classrooms, sports facilities, library equipment etc.
People - Pupils, teachers, teaching assistants, governors and parents.
The Beliefs, Values and Philosophy of the school. Culturally relevant information
The future aims and goals
The teaching community and ways to inspire a passion for learning.
Put your most important words together which must be combined in one sentence or short paragraph. Next, watch the video! You will then have learned School Vision Statements!