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Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context


About the program

Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context is designed for small schools (Level 3 or 4).

Participants will have the opportunity to develop their work relating to leading whole school improvement and building on their current practice in a small school context.

The program is based on current research about educational change and effective schools. Participants will reflect on their current practice, develop plans for their school context and maximise resources and expertise within their school to have a positive effect in the classroom.

The program comprises four modules:

  • Module 1 - Building a culture for sustainable change
  • Module 2 - Identifying the need for change
  • Module 3 - Planning to make a difference
  • Module 4 - Converting school planning into action in the classroom.

The modules are sequential, cumulative and lay the foundations for improving the performance of schools. The first two days are consecutive, followed by a stand-alone third day.   

Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context is based on current research about educational change and effective schools. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their current practice, develop plans for their school context and maximise resources and expertise within their school to have impact on the classroom. This program will contribute to building a cohesive, high-functioning team that will have a positive impact at the school.

Optional mentoring available

Schools are able to access the support of a mentor during or after completion of Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context for a total of five hours.  During these sessions participants will determine how they will choose to move forward. This may involve reviewing the vision, context and areas of self-assessment.  As an example this time may be used to review the school business plan or the school self-review schedule. The mentor will assist participants in addressing key areas of focus that align with their school's operational strategies to achieve improvement targets and/or improvements in teaching,  the learning environment, leadership, relationships and resources.

Please contact Dianne Rigby on 9413 3333 or dianne.rigby@education.wa.edu.au for further information.

Learning intention

By the end of this program, it is expected participants will be able to:

  • review research about educational change and effective schools
  • identify common elements of successful school leadership in Western Australian public schools
  • reflect on their current practice
  • consider their own context and potential for improvement
  • develop a greater understanding of their role in leading school improvement in the context of school autonomy.

Target audience

Level 3 or 4 primary school principals and their school leadership team. Participants may choose to attend as a group of principals from the same network.

Participant expectations

By participating in this program, participants commit to completing the pre-module readings and between module tasks.
 

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
  • Leading the management of the school.

Leading School Improvement program suite

Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context is part of the Leading School Improvement program suite. Additional programs include:

    Four days spaced learning
    with optional mentoring

    Multiple Cohorts

    $840

    Optional mentoring available

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    Leading School Improvement
    Participant Feedback

    John Burke
    Principal
    Belridge Secondary College

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    Des Sawyer
    HASS Head of Department
    Lynwood Senior High School

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    Read the evaluation report
    of Leading School Improvement:
    The Unrelenting Focus on
    Learning prepared by Synergistiq

Complementary program

As school leaders committed to whole school improvement, participants may also be interested in the complementary Instructional Leadership. Instructional leadership plays a key role in the quality and variability of instruction between teachers, which has an effect on student learning. Successful school leaders create an environment that motivates teachers and provides them with opportunities to increase their capability, which leads to continuous improvement in the standards of teaching and learning. The five-day Instructional Leadership program introduces and unpacks modules that will provide school leaders with the opportunity to be successful in a variety of contexts.

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Dates

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Cohort 1 Monday
19 March 2018
Tuesday
20 March 2018
Wednesday
2 May 2018
Thursday
21 June 2018
Cohort 2 Thursday
17 May 2018
Friday
18 May 2018
Friday
22 June 2018
Wednesday
25 July 2018
Cohort 3 Thursday
13 September 2018
Friday
14 September 2018
Monday
22 October 2018
Monday
12 November 2018

All programs run from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

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Cost

$840 per person for Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context.

Optional mentoring available.

Venue

Institute for Professional Learning
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

For all programs held at the Institute for Professional Learning:

  • Programs start at 8.30am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.

Location

The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).

Parking

Please note, the Institute does not have on-site parking:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email institute.professional.learning@education.wa.edu.au.

 

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