Pathway and Product
Sunnybrae Normal School
and Jennie Stewart
Pathway Point to Ponder
Management is about
running a school.
Leadership is about running
a school somewhere.
Geoff Southworth 1998
We will improve the pedagogical
awareness of teachers in order to
develop their ability to provide
programmes that are based on the
following approaches to learning:
Approaches to learning
integration of the curriculum,
higher order thinking skills,
differentiated learning and
gifted and talented learning.
Shared goals …
To develop teacher and student confidence
and skill in using ICT in the classroom and
for sharing presentations to a wider
To truly integrate ICTs across the
curriculum as tools for learning.
To combine ICT knowledge with
educational pedagogy and explore learning
in exciting, interesting, and effective ways.
More shared goals
To develop a professional
learning community online using
an extranet for the sharing of
resources and ideas.
To access hardware and to
provide technical support and
knowledge where needed.
Leading the learning …
Provide professional development
programmes, which focus on
improving teaching quality and
learning outcomes for all students
and strengthening communities of
Leading the learning …
Increase capability of teachers and
principals to effectively use a range of
relevant ICT resources and materials.
Develop and contribute to the
growing resource of expertise,
experience and materials in the
effective use of ICT.
What are the key features of a
successful and sustainable professional
Discuss your current school model -
what is working well and what would you
like to change?
Performance Management Cycle
Staff Meetings/Readings Schedule
PD Goal Setting - ICT paper
In-class support overview/timetable
Evaluation and reflection
Syndicate Leader Evaluations
Online Cluster Survey
Appraisal Interviews - new goals set
Supporting the Pathway
What elements would you need to
identify as being critical to
supporting a Professional
Learning pathway in your school?
e.g. infrastructure, budgeting,
resources, staffing, organisation ...
Supporting the Pathway at
Budget - staffing for support
Resources - essential equipment
Organisation - peer coaching
Managing resources - PMI
Products of the Pathway
Website and Intranet development
Storage and access
ePortfolios - challenges/success
Sharing of products
What do you like about being a
learner at Sunnybrae?
What ideas could you explore for
your school’s pathway?
- short term
- long term
What action will you take?
An introduction to classroom observation: E.C.Wragg.
Reprinted 2001 by Routledge Falmer. ISBN 0-415-19440-7
A book to help guide your classroom observation skills to
support professional development.
Coaching Leadership: Building Educational Leadership
Capacity through Coaching Partnerships: Jan Robertson.
NZCER Press Wellington 2005. ISBN 1-877398-02-0
A book to use as a guide to assist you to develop
leadership capacity across the school. Includes a chapter
on Action Research and Coaching.
The Reflective Principal: School Development
Within a Learning Community –
David Stewart and Tom Prebble. (1993)
A book to use as a guide for principals to lead
their school communities towards more
reflective and more collaborative approaches to