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Trustees Budget presentation Aug 11-Westlake Academy The ? is deliberate. Strategic Planning 2008 - ? Westlake Academy •The Head of School cannot set this alone. Strategic planning needs direction from the Board of Trustees and the Town Manager as CEO of the Academy. It would be wrong to present the Academy’s goals and objectives until the Board has had its Strategic Retreat in September. Westlake Academy •The school’s vision has always been clear – to be a successful IB school. It is how we achieve this that needs to be addressed. Westlake Academy •I appreciate it is normal for a budget to be driven by a strategic plan, but this budget is primarily operating costs, not long term development, which is funded in other ways . Westlake Academy •There are areas that I would consider possible to target, and can be stated before the Retreat. Westlake Academy Westlake Academy Once the Trustees, the Town Manager and the Academy SMT have agreed on their vision at the Retreat, it will be possible to expand this vision, as well as putting in place a strategic plan of action for the next three or five years, of which 2008-9 will be a part.