A School For Tomorrow

GAME CHANGERS

Leading is about becoming a servant who goes on a journey from me to you to us through asking the question: how can I best serve others? Leading in a school community begins with understanding the mission and its tasks, developing a shared vision for how strategic learning capacity might be increased, and answering the questions that will help the school make the right choices about its future. 

THE JOURNEY OF A LEADER

Fit for purpose 21C leaders must also measure what they and their school does. They understand that a great school evaluates its organisational maturity as a school of character by tracking and gathering evidence of school climate and culture, teacher and program effectiveness, strategic and operational alignment, and the professionalism of staff as the key components of a community of inquiry and practice dedicated to the attainment of its desired graduate outcomes based on 21C civic, performance, and moral character competencies...

SCHOOL STRATEGY

School strategy is a set of choices about the compelling narrative and future planning of the school that is inspired by strategic thinking that imagines the future; strategic competency enables us to make this thinking real. We have identified the eight elements of school strategic thinking and practice that might sit behind such a strategy....

THE JOURNEY OF A LEADER

THE Values of a Fit for Purpose 21C Leader

Clearly, no one journey is the exactly same as another. Yet what we see time and again is that a story of success is typically one in which an individual can develop a clear sense of purpose and align their practice to it in pursuit and attainment of the mission of the school. It is the values that underpin the character and the competencies of a fit for purpose 21C leader that act as the moral compass for this journey...

SCHOOL STRATEGY

Knowing the Way of School Strategy

Knowing the way of school strategy begins and ends with understanding what it is that schools should be doing in terms of their core business – teaching and learning in 21C. Knowing the way of school strategy is the competency that helps us to distinguish what we must do to be a great 21C school...

THE JOURNEY OF A LEADER

THE Character of a Fit for Purpose 21C Leader

Who are the leaders in a school, what is their character, and to what purpose might this be put? Our leadership practice in schools is actualised best through deliberate, targeted, and intentional action that aligns vision with intention and means. Our leadership should begin with who we are as a person, flow into who we want to become, and be demonstrated through our actions in service of others...

SCHOOL STRATEGY

Going the Way of School Strategy

Who do we want to be? What do we want to do? What are our aims for the growth and development of the school over the next 3-5 years? Why do we want to do it? How do we want to do it? How are we going to measure it? Who do we want to do it? Only when we have thought through these sorts of thing are we ready to consider how it might be done. Going the way is about how we “walk the walk” of school strategy...

THE JOURNEY OF A LEADER

THE Competencies of a Fit for Purpose 21C Leader

Through observing and working with many strong educational leaders in a variety of contexts globally, we have been able to identify six essential competencies of 21C education leaders. Knowing these will help us to assess how we see our own leadership competencies, as well as where our strengths lie and how they are connected to our passion...

SCHOOL STRATEGY

Showing the Way of School Strategy

Showing the way is the final piece in building strategic competency. If we understand who we need to be and what we need to do, then build the intent and plans by which this might happen, then we need to model how this works in practice for the community around us. It is an essential aspect of strategic leadership in a school, for if we do not show the way, then how can expect people to find it themselves?...