This module is about creating a strategic direction for your school. This is a key skill for school leaders. Strategic direction is important because it gives guidance to all staff and stakeholders about what a school wants to achieve and what it stands for. The success of a school depends to a great deal on how capable school leaders are to clearly define where the school wants to go and what is required to get there. The strategic direction provides focus, a framework within the school operates and a source of motivation for all stakeholders.