* Provides a strategic view of the school by establishing a vision and setting the purpose and aims of the school within an agreed policy framework. It appoints and performance manages the head teacher, agreeing the school improvement strategy which includes setting statutory targets with supporting budgets and staffing structures.
We have to provide multiple opportunities for students to grow and learn. We need to be a culturally diverse school district that accepts everyone and encourages a pluralistic culture. We need to work together with our
To promote a positive ethos in the school through encouraging a shared understanding of the values which underpin our school ethos
As a leader I envision my school as one where students and teachers come to a place they enjoy entering each day. All share the focus of the school, the belief that all students can become high achievers. Staff is centered on student achievement; no matter what academic level that all students face coming into the classroom. All staff will understand that all children are teachable, even those with learning issues.
The vision was not created in isolation by key players within the school but it was a shared vision created by all staff members. So many times educational leaders create school vision’s in isolation and then try to sell their vision to school stakeholders and it doesn’t work well. By creating the shared vision it gave each faculty member a voice in the process. The members of the staff have a sense of ownership to this vision and are more likely to believe it and live it and help sell it to the students. The community stakeholders also share in this vision because they had a voice in the process of selecting a vision for the school as well. Each school is different in student make up, staff members, school leaders, community partners and a pleather of other features but each schools vision must be learning centered with the 21st century workforce as a driving factor in its
1- Clear and shared mission and vision: define clear and vital mission and vision are the initial step for starting a school. Moreover, most schools have a mission statement for twenty years or more. The vision leads the school to set their goal and the goal will be measured outcomes in increasing student achievement. The goal most be created in measurable format. For example, specific, achievable, reviewable
To say it another way, students at different levels have different needs and have varying motivations for exhibiting positive behaviors. Data collection, aggregation and analysis should be made a priority to accurately identify areas of concern and strength and develop plans to respond to this data. (Betters-Bubon et al., 2016, p.269) It is then up to the school leaders in conjunction with several others to design implement the plan after evaluation of staff and school situations that currently exist and prioritizing the most troubling "hot spots" that need to garner the most attention and drive positive
This helps to create and maintain a culture where appropriate and honest feedback about how “WE” can improve is embedded in everyone's vernacular, mindset and practice. It also provides opportunities for everyone (to give our entire learning community) opportunities to give and receive meaningful feedback (this created opportunities for shared language, vision, and partnership with our entire learning community). This addressed the norms of isolation and autonomy that Saunders discussed (Saunders, 2009). It also shows the role that administrators can take as leaders and participants in an inclusionary vision of their school ( Epstein,
Change is difficult, making changes in schools can be extremely difficult. Schools have many moving components; students, teachers, parents, the community and the required curriculum. Schools have to contend with numerous outside factors that are beyond their control. With all the things that contribute to the running of a school change is not easy, making significant changes can be extremely challenging. Change cannot be facilitated if the problems or concerns are not identified. The identification of problems can be one of the most difficult steps. When identifying problems, it is best to use data to support the need for change rather than personal feelings.
Taking a look at standard 1, a leader has to focus on creating visions and goals for students to be successful. One of the challenges I see is that a vision and goal is very important and having to create a vision and goal that can be attained by every student isn’t as easy as
Leaders are able to inspire a shared vision by imagining the possibilities and finding a common purpose within their team. Currently, my department is trying to revamp their image. Before I started working at Texas Wesleyan, our department had developed a bad reputation for accepting the status quo and not advancing our University to the next level. As a leader, I must listen to my fellow staff members and initiate a conversation about what we want our legacy to be as a department.