Reviewing your school’s progress and evaluating what has worked well and what hasn’t, will help you to embed key learnings and continue working towards a proudly SunSmart culture.

Step 7. Monitor


Monitoring is critical because it allows you to see whether you’re on track and keep momentum.


Meet with your team to review your Action Plan and discuss:

• What have we achieved so far?
• Have the selected resources been effective? If so, why?
• Are there areas that need more work? How can we address these?


How often you monitor progress depends on the needs of your school. If you start implementing resources at the beginning of Term 4, you may want to revisit your plan at the start of the next Term.


Collecting data on sun safety knowledge, attitudes and behaviours throughout implementation is a great way to track progress and demonstrate impact over time.


If your school’s priorities change over the course of the project, you can select different resources to suit current circumstances.


Use our resources to keep sun safety on the agenda all year round.


Supporting resources:

SunSmart communications (DOCX, 2 MB)

Step 8. Improve


For any goals met, what factors contributed to your success? Apply those learnings to areas that need work.  This could be part of your annual policy review or 3-yearly SunSmart membership.


You may find it useful to go back to the Plan Phase to reassess your school’s needs and priorities.


Making sun safety a regular item at staff meetings will keep it a top priority.


Once you’ve got SunSmart hat wearing covered, you may decide to focus on other areas. A best practice sun protection policy covers three key areas:

• Environment e.g. scheduling outdoor activities outside of peak UV times

• Behaviour e.g. role modelling by teachers and staff

• Information e.g. teaching sun protection


For more information and resources to support other areas of your SunSmart policy, see our Guidelines and Recommendations page.

You can also download Cancer Council’s best-practice sun protection policy here.