Example strategic action plan

This resource provides a great example of a strategic action plan, written by the Careers Lead at Walker Riverside Academy after undertaking the Careers Leadership Level 6 course with Teach First. The plan includes the following sections:

  • Vision
  • Strategic objectives
  • Current state
  • Action plan
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Appendices:
    • External engagement plan
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • SWOT analysis
Top tips
  • Developing an action plan with support from your EA and link governor is best practice
  • An annual review is needed as a minimum requirement
  • The action plan is best utilised once Careers Leader training has been undertaken to enable greater understanding


  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template