Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Leadership/building effective teams – Stonefields School

It starts with creating the conditions where people can play their A game.

A principal describes the need to establish the ‘fertile ground for innovation’ by being explicit about the need to be ‘comfortable being uncomfortable’ in order that together they can question, inquire and critique to make things better the learners.

This video illustrates

Domain 2: Leadership for equity and excellence

Evaluation indicators

  • Leadership promotes and participates in teacher learning and development
  • Leadership builds collective capacity to do evaluation and inquiry for sustained improvement

Key content

  • Organisational culture cannot be left to chance
  • A clear vision is the starting point
  • Ensuring everyone understands the teacher practice that enables that vision to become a reality
  • A collective focus on working toward the ‘graduate profile’
  • These core components interweave and are the basis for ongoing organisational improvement

Things to think about

  • How aligned is our thinking around our vision, teacher practice and ‘graduate profile’