Oxford Owl is a school improvement scheme which combines a set of tools, resources and online content to help schools implement change. Schools select a relevant school improvement Pathway which consists of a systematic four-step process for whole-school change. The steps are: Audit, which helps schools to analyse current practice and highlight areas for change; Strategic Planning, a toolkit enabling schools to decide on a set of actions and delegate responsibilities in response to the Audit stage; Take Action, which outlines the tasks needed to ensure successful implementation of the school’s plan (such as training requirements or communication strategies); and Evaluate Impact, which assists with the evaluation of the effectiveness of changes and identifies next steps. A wide-ranging collection of eBooks is also included in Oxford Owl, searchable by age, genre, series and book band.
The scheme also includes professional development resources such as expert advice, best practice videos, reports, case studies and links to face-to-face training. Additionally, it includes tools for use with planning, assessment and teaching, and resources which can be used to support other Oxford University Press programmes.
Oxford Owl has not been included in any systematic reviews into the effectiveness of educational programmes.