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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 build 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 impact in the classroom.

The program consists of three modules:

  • Module 1 - Identifying the need for and leading change
  • Module 2 - Planning to make a difference
  • Module 3 - 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 will be consecutive, followed by a stand-alone third day.   

 

Optional mentoring available

Schools are able to access the support of a mentor during or following 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 chose 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 (08) 9413 3333 or dianne.rigby@education.wa.edu.au for further information.

 

Learning intention

By the end of this program participants will have:

  • reviewed research about educational change and effective schools
  • identified common elements of successful school leadership in Western Australian public schools
  • reflected on their current practice
  • considered their own context and potential for improvement
  • greater understanding of their role in leading school improvement in the context of school autonomy.


Success criteria

As a result of this program participants will be able to:

  • apply research about educational change and effective schools
  • recognise common elements of successful school leadership in Western Australian public schools
  • reflect more effectively on their current practice
  • identify areas in need of change
  • develop effective plans to impact on student outcomes
  • understand their role in leading school improvement in the context of school autonomy.


Who will benefit?

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

 

Participant expectations

By participating in this course, participants commit to:

  • attend all course days for the full hours specified
  • actively engage in, and contribute to, all activities and course presentations
  • completing the pre-module readings and between module tasks
  • completing evaluations of the course.


Alignment to professional standards

Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context is aligned with the following key professional practices from the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

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

    Three days spaced learning
    with optional mentoring

    No current intakes

    Program
    $700

    Optional mentoring 
    $715

    Leederville

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

 

    Leading School Improvement
    Participant Feedback

    John Burke
    Principal
    Belridge Secondary College

    Des Sawyer
    HASS Head of Department
    Lynwood Senior High School

 

    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 impact 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 a series of modules that will enable school leaders to be successful in a variety of contexts.

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Dates

There are no current intakes for this program.

 

Cost

$700 per person for Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context.

$715 for optional mentoring.

 

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.
  • Wifi connection is available.

     

Location

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

 

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 enrol


Further information

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

 

Leading School Improvement in a Small School Context
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