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Leading School Improvement: The Unrelenting Focus on Learning


About the program

Leading School Improvement: The Unrelenting Focus on Learning is designed for members of the school leadership team.

Prinicpals and their leadership team will have the opportunity to strengthen the work relating to leading whole school improvement, building on their current practice that impacts on every classroom and every student.

The program consists of 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. 

Leading School Improvement: The Unrelenting Focus on Learning 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 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 following completion of Leading School Improvement: The Unrelenting Focus on Learning 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
  • a 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?

The principal and their leadership team.

  • A large secondary school may choose to bring deputy principals, manager corporate services and selected heads of learning area.
  • A large primary school may choose to bring deputy principals, a curriculum leader and/or a classroom teacher or manager corporate services.


Participant expectations

By participating in this course, participants commit to:

  • attending as a team on the four days of the program for the full hours specified
  • actively engage and contribute in all activities
  • completing the pre-module readings and tasks
  • completing evaluations of the course.


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.
     

    Four-day program
    over two to three months

    Four cohorts available
    $800

    Optional mentoring
    $715

    Leederville and Mount Claremont

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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 and times

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Venue
Cohort 2 Thursday
4 May 2017
Friday
26 May 2017
Friday
16 June 2017
Thursday
27 July 2017
Wollaston Conference Centre,
Mount Claremont
Regional Cohort Thursday
18 May 2017
Friday
19 May 2017
Monday
12 June 2017
Tuesday
13 June 2017
Institute for Professional Learning,
Leederville
Cohort 4 Friday
28 July 2017
Monday
4 September 2017
Friday
27 October 2017
Monday
20 November 2017
Wollaston Conference Centre,
Mount Claremont
Cohort 5 Monday
11 September 2017
Friday
20 October 2017
Friday
10 November 2017
Monday
27 November 2017
Wollaston Conference Centre,
Mount Claremont

All programs run from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

 

Cost

$800 per person for Leading School Improvement: The Unrelenting Focus on Learning. It is recommended principals attend this program with members of their leadership team.

$715 for optional mentoring.

 

Venues

Institute for Professional Learning
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville
Wollaston Conference Centre
Banksia Room
5 Wollaston Road, Mount Claremont
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On the day

  • 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 available


Location

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

 

Parking

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

  • 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 at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

Download the Wollaston Conference Centre 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: The Unrelenting Focus on Learning
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