ACCREDITED SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2008
MODULE TWO: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
At the BEGINNING of each workshop there are 2 forms you
need to return to your facilitators.
• 1. Weekly Learning Log
• 2. Weekly Reflective Feedback
• Complete them by thinking back (reflecting) on the
• Hand them to your facilitator EACH WEEK or send by email.
Weekly Learning Log
Some activities undertaken this Reflection
week (formally and informally)
Something significant that I learned
this week is....
How shall I apply this new learning
to leading myself and others?
How will I continue to reflect on and
build upon this learning?
Weekly Reflective Feedback
• 1. I have learned new leadership skills, ideas or
None A few Some Many
• 2. I have created the opportunity of trying out new
leadership skills, ideas or practices in my school.
Not at all A few Some times Many
times (1 or (3 or 4) times
3. I have actively engaged in networking with a colleague/s beyond my school.
Not at all A few Some Many
times (1 or times (3or times
4. I have developed as a leader
Not at all A little To some Consider
5. I have improved my understanding of the leadership standards.
Not at all A little To some Consider
You are invited to make any other comments you think may be useful to the
Home group Facilitator Email Address
Red Ros Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Rob Owens email@example.com
Gold Carolyn Hooper firstname.lastname@example.org
White Earle Taylor email@example.com
Blue Stuart Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
SESSION 1: Why is Educational Leadership important?
SESSION 2: The process of Educational Leadership
SESSION 3: The practice of Educational Leadership
SESSION 1: EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
The world ?
Your school ?
*Education Queensland *Australian Council
*Australian Institute for NPSSL
Teaching & School *NCSL: England & Wales
*NSW Dept Education & *Victoria Education
*Research: Hargreaves & Fink *Research: Davies
*Research: Dinham *Research: McKinsey
1. Each group is allocated ONE READING to
2. Individual SILENT READING
1. Nominate a group RECORDER
1. Nominate a group REPORTER
GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Question 1: What are the main points in the Reading about
Educational Leadership ?
Question 2: What are the similarities & differences between
the Reading and the NPSSL Educational Leadership?
RECORD SUCCINCT ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 1 & 2
ON CHART PAPER PROVIDED
1. Each group will share their answers with
one other group as directed by your
FEEDBACK FROM EACH GROUP
One reporter from each group will share ONE
idea from their reading with the whole group
1. Name the Article
2. Name the Author
3. Describe the idea VERY BRIEFLY
Recurring Themes in Educational Leadership
Focus on the core business of learning and teaching:
learning, teaching, curriculum, assessment, reporting
* Capacity to lead, manage & monitor improvement
* Culture of innovation, high expectations, collaboration
* Strategic approach underpinned by:
**personal qualities & relationships
Think about what you have read and heard and
discussed about Educational Leadership
silent reflective writing
Decide on ONE SIGNIFICANT THING you
have learnt in Session 1:
**Write it down
** How will you apply this learning in your
**Share it with colleagues at your table
SESSION 2: The Process of Educational Leadership
What is THE ROLE of an effective E.L.?
What does an E.L. DO to be effective?
How does an E.L. KNOW when he/she is
“How each school moves towards quality
outcomes for their students will depend on
the extent to which the skills, aspirations &
energies of those closest to the school can be
harnessed and managed.” [SSR Introduction
Major impacts on student learning outcomes:
How important is leadership on student
Because the leader influences all other
aspects of the school
Creating a Higher level
vision cognitive activity
New multiple inputs
creating a future
STEPS IN “BEING STRATEGIC”
Monitoring & Evaluation
THIS IS A LINEAR APPROACH
Are any stages of the cycle more difficult, or
challenging or problematic for principals ?
1. Brief group discussions
2. Each table has “post-it” notes. There is chart paper along the
wall with the headings from the cycle.
3. Each person to take up to three post-it notes and stick them on
the chart where they identify a problematic or challenging stage
of the cycle (facilitators model this)
4. Whole group discussion of results
PEDAGOGY – INFORMATION for educational leaders
How students learn ?
How to align teachers teaching with students
Role of assessment and reporting ?
What do we do with that information ?
Being strategic: use what you have!!
SEC Policies and Guidelines including…….
Guidelines for Implementation of Curriculum
SSR – School Self-Review
SSR = SCHOOL SELF REVIEW
“helping you to gather information”
SSR Page 9:
4 key questions for educational leaders
SSR Page 9
1. How well are our students progressing and
2. What will our students need to know and do for 21st
3. How well do we meet our students needs now and
in/for the future?
4. How do we change our current system to meet the
potential needs of all students?
SSR : 2 SECTIONS
1. QUALITY INDICATORS [ASLPD module 2]
SCHOOL LEVEL – picture of overall change and
improvement process across the school
2. PERFORMANCE INDICATORS [ASLPD modules 2 + 6]
TEACHING/LEARNING PRACTICE – guide and
inform performance management including
appraisal and professional development for
QUALITY INDICATORS (SSR)
• Professional leadership & management
• Curriculum development
• Teaching practice & learning resources
• Student assessment & reporting
• Student behaviour & classroom management
• Professional development
• Performance management
• Parent and community relations
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (SSR)
• Teacher‟s planning
• Teaching process
• Students‟ learning experiences
• Meeting students‟ needs
• Assessment as part of teaching
• Reporting student progress
“How to…” ACTION WORDS - SSR
Process provided by SSR for QI
RUBRICS FOCUS AREAS
Activity: Your challenge
1. At your group table, work in small groups of 2 or 3
2. Select ONE of the 4 areas for leadership impact:
teaching & assessment
3. How do you know it is a problem?
4. Outline the steps you will take to improve it?
5. Clarify how you will know if there has been an improvement?
5. Record the steps on A4 sheets provided
1. In your table groups, share your work under
the following headings:
a. The educational challenge you selected
b. The steps you chose for improvement
c. How you will know improvement has been
Decide on ONE SIGNIFICANT THING you have
learnt in Session 2:
**Using 1 larger post-it note write down what you have
**Write down how you might apply it in your work context?
**Stick it on one of the relevant charts around the room
DRAWING THREADS TOGETHER
SESSION 1: Why is Educational Leadership
SESSION 2: The process of Educational
SESSION 3: The practice of Educational
GOAL SETTING – get SMART
• The goal must be clear and S.M.A.R.T.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Realistic
T – Time-framed
What SMART Goal
suggest for this
• „We will work on reducing office referrals‟
• „During the 2006/2007 school year, we aim to
increase respect shown by pupils‟
• „During the 2006/2007 school year, X school
will increase respect shown by students as
measured by a 15% reduction in office
referrals due to „disrespect‟
1. Select a focus area for an achievement in your
3. Write a goal for that area
5. Use the S.M.A.R.T. criteria to ensure your goal
7. Share with a “critical friend” in your table group
1. Think of situations where you delegate tasks to others
3. Complete the “Delegation Quiz”
5. Follow the scoring instructions and total your score
7. Check your score against criteria
Scoring your Quiz
Give one point for each "Yes" for numbers
5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, and 25
Total number of correct “YES” answers = ______ out of
Give one point for each "No" for numbers
1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 17, 19, 21, and 24.
Total number of correct “NO” answers = ______ out of
YOUR TOTAL SCORE = __________ out of 25
• Scores 20-25: You follow excellent delegation practices that help the efficiency and
morale of your work group. You might like to share your strategies with your work
• Scores 15-19: Your score is adequate, but nothing special if you are striving for
excellence in leadership. To correct the deficiency, review the questions you missed
and take appropriate steps so that you will not repeat these delegation mistakes.
• Scores 14 and below: Delegation weakness is reducing your effectiveness as a
leader. The overall performance of your work group is lower than it should be
because either you are unable or unwilling to relinquish power to others. In
addition, delegation mistakes may cause dissatisfaction among subordinates.
Use these as a basis for reflection and discussion in workplace
1. Have you used delegation before?
2. What worked? What didn‟t work?
3. Can you see some benefits in delegating?
4. How do you feel when you delegate a task?
5. How would you decide what to delegate and to whom?
MODEL FOR EFFECTIVE DELEGATION
• CLARIFY THE TASK IN YOUR MIND
• Identify THE INDIVIDUAL/TEAM, depending on your
motivation, reasons, rationale
• COLLABORATIVELY DEFINE THE TASK including types of
• JUSTIFY & EXPLAIN THE REASONS for the delegation
• JOINTLY SPECIFY THE REQUIRED OUTCOMES
• NEGOTIATE CLEAR GUIDELINES:
parameters, policies, restrictions, traditions
• AGREE ON APPROPRIATE RESOURCES
• NEGOTIATE A TIMEFRAME & DEADLINES
• CLARIFY & NEGOTIATE REVIEW & ACCOUNTABILITY
EXPECTATIONS, including: *monitoring
• NEGOTIATE & CLARIFY REPORTING PROCESS: method, to
• PROVIDE PRAISE & FEEDBACK FOR SATISFACTORY
COMPLETION OF TASK/PROJECT
1. You are thinking of delegating the task of responsibility for
the school monthly newsletter to a member of your team
2. Work through the strategic delegation process and write it
up briefly using the guidelines provided
3. Share with your colleagues in your table group
Drawing the threads together
Only 2 skills today………….
Others in future modules could include….
• model for change management
• performance management
• consultation process
Each group is given a scenario.
Colour 1 all have the same scenario – Scenario 1
Colour 2 all have the same scenario – Scenario 2
Each person is to read it carefully.
Discuss it in your groups and answer the questions.
Now share your scenario and your answers
with your partner group
e.g. Red 1 & Red 2
Drawing Threads of Educational Leadership
Focus on teaching & learning
Strategically driven by vision, goals & data
Life-long development of skills and understandings
THANK YOU &
NEXT WORKSHOP ………..
MODULE 3: LEADERSHIP OF SELF