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30 Minutes conversation about the Turnaround Strategy

  1. 1. Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) Education Moving Up Cc. [email_address] Turn-Around Consortium (TAC) <ul><li>Turn Around Strategy (TAS) - An opportunity to Getting It Right In Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by </li></ul><ul><li>School Managers Managing Change </li></ul>
  2. 2. TIMSS 2003 - Applying Maths
  3. 3. SACMEQ Countries
  4. 4. 1999-2010 + Ave
  5. 5. Musical Chairs Game 24 1 23 2 22 3 21 4 20 5 19 6 18 7 17 8 16 9 15 10 14 11 13 12 12 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Gr1 Gr2 Gr3 Gr4 Gr5 Gr6 Gr7 Gr8 Gr9 Gr10 Gr11 Gr12
  6. 6. Success rate = 8,1% <ul><li>Success-rate of the system = 8,1% </li></ul><ul><li>Of every 12 learners starting Grade One, only 1 learner attains what the system is promising them - data 2005! </li></ul>
  7. 7. % Different Types of schools in SA Quantity of Pass Quality of Pass (Grades) 20% 50% 20% 10% 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% -10% -20% Anti-Functional Dysfunctional Under-Performing High-Performing
  8. 8. Research Schools
  9. 9. TAS - Helicopter view (4 Components) 5 (five) Successful Change Steps [Planning] 5 (five) Turn Around Phases [Process] 16 (sixteen) Principle Issues [Inputs] 16 (sixteen) Deliverables [Outputs] 42
  10. 10. 5 Successful Change Steps
  11. 11. 5 Turn-around Phases Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Focus <ul><li>Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Buying into this strategy </li></ul><ul><li>SRC tools development </li></ul><ul><li>Design CMM </li></ul><ul><li>SRC + CMM implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Closing gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring sustainability </li></ul>Participants <ul><li>Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Principal, SMT, Teachers, SGB reps, District, Community </li></ul><ul><li>Principal and SMT </li></ul><ul><li>School staff (professional and support) </li></ul><ul><li>District </li></ul><ul><li>School leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul>Data tools <ul><li>16 Principles Issues of Turn Around Strategy as Inputs </li></ul><ul><li>16 Deliverables as Outputs </li></ul><ul><li>(B) Baseline Survey (P) </li></ul><ul><li>(D) SRC self-rating (P + SMT) </li></ul><ul><li>(A) Functionality Questionnaire (S) </li></ul><ul><li>8 School Readiness Components = Attendance, T+L Info, Annual Plan, TT, TL Schedules, Organogram, TLSM </li></ul><ul><li>CMM = Attendance, SBA, Curr. completion </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Operational management </li></ul><ul><li>T+L intelligence systems </li></ul>Period <ul><li>2 hours </li></ul><ul><li>2 days (full days) Or </li></ul><ul><li>6 x 2.5 hours </li></ul><ul><li>3 - 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>1,5 - 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>6 - 12 months </li></ul>Methods <ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>All schools together </li></ul><ul><li>Muavia Gallie </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>All schools together </li></ul><ul><li>Muavia Gallie </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face site work </li></ul><ul><li>Individual schools </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face site work </li></ul><ul><li>Individual schools </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors + Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops + Face to face site work </li></ul><ul><li>Individual schools </li></ul><ul><li>Muavia Gallie </li></ul>
  12. 12. 16 Principle Issues <ul><li>Psyche of Dysfunctionality; </li></ul><ul><li>Organised dysfunctionality; </li></ul><ul><li>Data/information/knowledge/intelligent decision making; </li></ul><ul><li>Champion/ leader driven; </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness; </li></ul><ul><li>Whole school development/ school improvement plan; </li></ul><ul><li>School level support; </li></ul><ul><li>Networking/ partnering systems; </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance/ governance/ operational management/ leadership systems; </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability commitments; </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning the curriculum, instruction, teaching, learning, assessment systems; </li></ul><ul><li>The Generation Gap; </li></ul><ul><li>Expert and mentor support; </li></ul><ul><li>Time on task; </li></ul><ul><li>Managing what you know (ICT); </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the core - student achievements. </li></ul>1 5 6 7 12 13 4 16 8 2 15 14 11 10 9 3 Purpose (Vision) Hands (Action) Head (Systems) Heart (Believes)
  13. 13. 16 Deliverables/Outcomes <ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise the high risk; </li></ul><ul><li>Think differently; </li></ul><ul><li>Redefine ‘normal’ and ‘reality’; </li></ul><ul><li>Know, understand and service ‘young people’. </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise organisational strength; </li></ul><ul><li>High commitment and expectation to succeed; </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise ability to transform and change; </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers care deeply about all learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Bring it on!’ attitude; </li></ul><ul><li>Adults who model what they value; </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’; </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers know ‘what it takes to be successful’. </li></ul><ul><li>Systems efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Being ready (proactive); </li></ul><ul><li>Always focus on the ‘key deliverables’; </li></ul><ul><li>Data driven decision-making; </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and implementable rules. </li></ul>
  14. 14. TAS - Face-to-Face view (4 Tools) 8 (eight) School Readiness Components [Planning] 6 (six) Curriculum Management Design [Input] 4 (four) Closing the Gap BEAR [Process] 6 (six) Sustainability Model [Outputs] 24 <ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>SMT </li></ul><ul><li>Principal </li></ul><ul><li>SGB </li></ul><ul><li>District </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Info </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Info </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Timetabling </li></ul><ul><li>TL Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Organogram </li></ul><ul><li>LTSM </li></ul><ul><li>Nat. Educ. Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>District Curr. Man. </li></ul><ul><li>School Instr. Design </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty T + L </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom L + Assess. </li></ul><ul><li>Home L Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul>
  15. 15. Essence of the Strategy Leadership Instructional Environment
  16. 16. Lubombo Circuit (Buy-in) <ul><li>Circuit in Mpumalanga, bordering with Mozambique; </li></ul><ul><li>34 Schools (both primary and secondary) attended the 2 days session; </li></ul><ul><li>Circuit manager was present for the entire two days; </li></ul><ul><li>After introductory questions were posed to schools (2.5 hours session), schools had to ‘self-identify’ at what level they are of school functionality; </li></ul><ul><li>1 high; 17 under-performing; 16 dysfunctional. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 1.5.2 GE UPS Matric Results 2008-2010
  18. 18. SMS from GE school ------ SMS ------ From: +27826257426 Received: Jan 13, 2011 11:15 Subject: Dr Muavia Gallie , Dr Muavia Gallie, the name of our school is Asser Maloka in Duduza(Nigel). When we joined your programme were sitting @ 35%(2008), 49%(2009), and for 2010 we are @ 86.23%. My principal and I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you and your whole team. From Deputy Principal:FET.Vuyo Ncokazi.
  19. 19. 1.6.2 GDE PPS Matric Results 2008 - 2010 (2010 ascending)
  20. 20. Conclusion - Theory of Change Framing School Change Improvement <ul><li>Social/ Emotional Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Identity crises </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Positive, nurturing teachers, leadership, ‘connected”/ ‘belonging’ philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>In learner expectations and behaviour: </li></ul><ul><li>Higher likelihood of success </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Higher learner achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of relevancy to learners </li></ul><ul><li>Social/ Emotional programmes: </li></ul><ul><li>Reward system </li></ul><ul><li>Peer groups </li></ul><ul><li>Extra-mural activities, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural responsiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Affirming potential and possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Adulthood Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenry </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>
  21. 22. Thank You!!

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