Presentation on theme: "1 iNet Developing Leaders for Tomorrow Cohort 6 Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff 12th October 2012 Paula Edwards iNet Coordinator in Wales."— Presentation transcript:
1 iNet Developing Leaders for Tomorrow Cohort 6 Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff 12th October 2012 Paula Edwards iNet Coordinator in Wales
Your Programme for the day Aims To set the context on how to successfully lead and manage change in schools in Wales To engage with and explore and understand what personalising learning means To meet the Cohort Leaders and learn about the regional support on offer To reflect personally on school leadership and how to lead and manage change To engage with leading headteachers from our network and developing leaders from previous cohorts
About iNet iNet stands for International Networking for Educational Transformation Over half of all secondary schools in Wales and schools in nearly 40 countries are members of iNet Activities in Wales are determined by an Executive Committee, 3 regional Headteacher and Student Steering Groups (North, South and SW & Mid Wales) and national Primary Headteacher and Student Steering Group 3
Developing Leadership Capacity to Transform Learning 4 Making a Difference
Why developing leaders for tomorrow? 5 It is more important than ever that we provide high quality leadership development for teachers in the early stages of their careers Trends indicate a growing shortage of school leaders. This programme aims to develop outstanding leaders who are able to distribute leadership effectively throughout the school The changing nature of the workplace and global competition means we need to challenge the traditional views of leaders of the past and prepare our leaders for the challenges of the future
Why developing leaders for tomorrow? 6 Developing leaders are the catalysts of change ‘Good leaders foster good leadership at other levels. Leaders at other levels produces a steady stream of leaders for the system as a whole’. Michael Fullan Innovation for transformation: vision, context, and change management through school-based research and projects
What we know about how the best schools improve and sustain success? They look beyond their own school as well as within it They focus on teaching and learning They develop leadership at every level Simple but effective intervention strategies They invest in their staff They have a wide network of partners who they support and who support them 7
We encountered collaborative practice wherever there are high-performing schools... Collaborative practices embed routines of instructional and leadership excellence in the teaching community, making classroom practice public, and develop teachers into coaches of their peers. These practices are, in turn, supported by an infrastructure of professional career pathways that not only enable teachers to chart their individual development course but also help to share their pedagogic skills throughout the system. Collaborative practices shift the drive for improvement away from the centre to the front lines of schools, helping to make it self-sustaining. McKinsey and Co, How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better, 2010 8
Developing People Ensuring Accountability Assuring Quality Beyond the School Leading for the Future What do leaders do? Personalising Learning
Key challenges facing school leaders in the next 5 years To provide an educational experience that meets the needs of every pupil Flexible models of learning Raising standards New technologies and the web 2.0 generation In school and between school variation Migration and immigration Creating a culture of confidence in education in our schools 10
Questions for school leaders While many schools have realised the importance of teaching global competence and are ready to take actions. How do they do it? What skills and knowledge really count? What talents should we be looking for and developing in our students? What is the most relevant curriculum to deliver the above? What is the best pedagogy to adopt? How can we work outside the individual institution to connect with partners locally? How can we work outside the locality to connect with partners nationally? How can we work outside our nation to connect with partners internationally?
Why you should want to be a school leader Shape and transform lives of children in your care and adults who work alongside you Every day makes sense and has a core purpose It feels good and even on the hardest days you know why you do what you do People expect you to be as good as you can be with no compromise You can and will make a difference You know that 5 A*-C grades are important but there is more to education than that alone!
In the previous 5 Cohorts there have been almost 200 Developing Leaders representing over 50 schools. In this room there are a further... 21 Developing Leaders from 18 schools
Mike Griffiths: previously Headteacher at Cardiff High School, and ex- Chair of iNet Wales Paula Edwards: iNet Wales Coordinator, previously Deputy & Acting Headteacher Prestatyn High School Claire Trott: Project Officer Developing Leaders from past cohorts also Continue to play an important part in the programme 14 Introducing the iNet Wales Developing Leaders Team
Activity 1 - Where is your school? To be completed for your next school-based meeting in November SVAfLL2LNTCurrA&GM&CWRD&O Begin Develop Embed Lead