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					                         Diploma Programme Implementation Plan (example only, for school to start teaching Aug 2013). Adjust dates to suit your school.




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        Goal                                                   Task                                               Who                      When (please change month/year as necessary)                      Resources
                                                                                                          Who is accountable to    Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct What resources are
What are you aiming to
                                         What tasks are necessary to achieve your goal?                    ensure each task is     Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec    required to
      achieve?
                                                                                                               completed?           10    10    10   10    11     11    11   11     12   12     12   12  complete the task?

                                                                              A. Ensuring compliance with Guide to School Application
                         Ensure board support for Diploma Programme (DP)
   Preparation for
    authorization        Conduct feasibility study for introduction of Diploma Programme
                         Complete & send School Interested Form at least 2 years prior to
                         anticipated start of teaching Diploma Programme
                         Appoint DP Coordinator designate to oversee authorization process
                         Send DP coordinator (if no previous experience) to ‘new coordinators’
                         workshop’ as soon as possible
                         Contact/visit other IB Diploma schools
                         Contact IBAP Regional Office for consultation visit (if required)
                         Obtain Handbook of procedures for Diploma Programme, DP subject
                         guides, past exam papers and other relevant DP information
                         Propose subjects school will offer and consequent resource and staffing
                         needs (including college counsellor/advisor)
                         Ensure school infrastructure is appropriate for delivery of DP (including IT
                         access, activity and study space)
                         Ensure science labs comply with IBAP recommended standards (see
                         http://www.ibo.org/ibap/diploma/ documents/additionalcosts.pdf)
                         Prepare draft budget for DP implementation
                         Consult regularly with parents and students regarding introduction of DP (set
                         dates)
                         Appoint CAS coordinator
                         Assess staff training needs and begin sending staff to appropriate regional
                         workshops (including CAS and TOK)
                         Complete and send Application Part A and fee 15 months prior to
                         anticipated start of teaching Diploma Programme
                         Gain OCC (Online Curriculum Centre) access once Candidate School status
                         granted
                         Promote use of OCC by prospective DP teachers
                         Department heads create draft lists of texts for ordering
                         Library / resource centre creates draft list of resources for ordering
                         Correspond with regional office regarding dates for pre-authorization and
                         authorization visits
                         Prepare school documentation and policies relevant to introduction of DP
                         Pre-authorization visit

                         Complete and send Application Part B 8 weeks prior to the authorization visit

                         Ensure all staff have attended regional workshops prior to authorization visit




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                          Diploma Programme Implementation Plan (example only, for school to start teaching Aug 2013). Adjust dates to suit your school.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Completed
        Goal                                                     Task                                                Who                      When (please change month/year as necessary)                      Resources
                                                                                                             Who is accountable to    Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct What resources are
What are you aiming to
                                          What tasks are necessary to achieve your goal?                      ensure each task is     Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec    required to
      achieve?
                                                                                                                  completed?           10    10    10   10    11     11    11   11     12   12     12   12  complete the task?
                          Complete draft student timetable
                                                                                A. Ensuring compliance with Guide to School Application
                          Analyse staffing needs and recruit as necessary
                          Complete draft two year assessment/deadline calendar for students
                          Authorization visit
                          Regularly revise implementation plan

                                                      B. Ensuring attention to key DP Standards & Practices - add further tasks as necessary
Standard A1
There is close            Review school’s mission statement and policies
alignment between the
educational beliefs and   Review school’s publications, promotional material and website
values of the school
                          Ensure familiarity of staff and students with the IB learner profile
and those of the
programme




     Standard A2          Review school’s policies, practices and curriculum documents to ensure
                          emphasis on international-mindedness by staff and students
The school promotes       Ensure that the diversity of cultures within the school is explicitly recognised
international-            and valued
mindedness on the part    Review/develop a school language policy that makes explicit reference to
of the adults and the     mother-tongue development
students in the school
community.




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                          Diploma Programme Implementation Plan (example only, for school to start teaching Aug 2013). Adjust dates to suit your school.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Completed
        Goal                                                   Task                                               Who                      When (please change month/year as necessary)                      Resources
                                                                                                          Who is accountable to    Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct What resources are
What are you aiming to
                                         What tasks are necessary to achieve your goal?                    ensure each task is     Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec    required to
      achieve?
                                                                                                               completed?           10    10    10   10    11     11    11   11     12   12     12   12  complete the task?
Standard B1
                          programme for 5 years
                                                                           A. Ensuring compliance
                          Ensure preparation of school budget that guarantees continuity of DP
                                                                                                                with Guide to School Application
The school                Publish list of accountabilities in the school that make decision-making
demonstrates ongoing      authority clear and specific
commitment to, and
provides support for,     Ensure preparation of job descriptions for DP coordinator and CAS coordinator
the programme through
appropriate               Ensure all DP subjects are adequately resourced
administrative
structures and systems,   Check that draft timetable provides adequate hours for HL and SL courses
staffing and resources.
                          Ensure provision of appropriate budget for CAS

                          Ensure the school has a safe for exam storage




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                           Diploma Programme Implementation Plan (example only, for school to start teaching Aug 2013). Adjust dates to suit your school.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Completed
        Goal                                                     Task                                                  Who                      When (please change month/year as necessary)                      Resources
                                                                                                               Who is accountable to    Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct What resources are
What are you aiming to
                                           What tasks are necessary to achieve your goal?                       ensure each task is     Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec    required to
      achieve?
                                                                                                                    completed?           10    10    10   10    11     11    11   11     12   12     12   12  complete the task?
Standard C1
                                                                         A. Ensuring compliance
                           Ensure coursework planning has been completed by all DP subject teachers                  with Guide to School Application
A comprehensive,           Arrange in-school time for all staff to become familiar with role of TOK in their
coherent, written          teaching
curriculum, based on
the requirements of the    Review current curriculum and teaching practices with reference to the IB
programme and              learner profile
developed by the
school, is available to    Produce CAS programme and CAS handbook
all sections of the
school community.




Standard C2                Build meeting and planning time for DP teachers into the school schedule
The school has
implemented a system
through which all
teachers plan and
reflect in collaborative
teams.



Standard C3                Ensure that the school promotes critical thinking in the years preceding the
                           Diploma Programme
Teaching and learning Review/develop an academic honesty policy
at the school empowers
and encourages           Review/develop school policy to ensure adequate provision for students who
students to become       are not proficient in the language of instruction (usually English)
lifelong learners, to be
responsible towards
themselves, their
learning, other people
and the environment,
and to take appropriate
action.




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                          Diploma Programme Implementation Plan (example only, for school to start teaching Aug 2013). Adjust dates to suit your school.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Completed
        Goal                                                 Task                                               Who                      When (please change month/year as necessary)                      Resources
                                                                                                        Who is accountable to    Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct What resources are
What are you aiming to
                                        What tasks are necessary to achieve your goal?                   ensure each task is     Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec    required to
      achieve?
                                                                                                             completed?           10    10    10   10    11     11    11   11     12   12     12   12  complete the task?
Standard C4               Review/develop school assessment policy to ensure relevance to DP
                          standards                                       A. Ensuring compliance              with Guide to School Application
There is an agreed        Ensure that school’s assessment policy promotes a balance of formative &
approach to               summative assessment and student reflection
assessment, and to the
recording and reporting   Review/develop school reporting policy to ensure learning has been assessed
of assessment data,       against subject specific criteria
which reflects the
practices and
requirements of the
programme.




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                            Diploma Programme Implementation Plan (example only, for school to start teaching Aug 2013). Adjust dates to suit your school.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Completed
        Goal                                                    Task                                                Who                      When (please change month/year as necessary)                      Resources
                                                                                                            Who is accountable to    Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct   Jan   Apr   Jul   Oct What resources are
What are you aiming to
                                           What tasks are necessary to achieve your goal?                    ensure each task is     Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec   Mar   Jun   Sep   Dec    required to
      achieve?
                                                                                                                 completed?           10    10    10   10    11     11    11   11     12   12     12   12  complete the task?
Standard D1
                                                                            A. Ensuring compliance
                            Ensure that the school’s CAS programme allows for some student-initiated              with Guide to School Application
                            activities
Students learn to           Ensure that the school’s CAS programme has students engage in some
choose to act, and to       activities outside the school
reflect on their actions,
so that they contribute
to their own well-being
and that of the
community and the
environment.




 Standard D2                Appoint Extended Essay coordinator (if student numbers warrant)
In the final year of the
                            Produce Extended Essay guide for staff and students
programme, all
students complete a         Ensure that students are provided with adequate instruction in study/research
programme-specific          skills
project that allows them
to demonstrate a            Create timetable for the Extended Essay within school calendar
consolidation of their
learning, in the case of
the PYP and MYP, and
to demonstrate the
extension and
development of their
learning in the Diploma
Programme.




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