Leaders of Learning

27 Jul

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This week our middle leaders (Leaders of Learning) have been doing some great mahi in leading change. It has been challenging. There are many difficult jobs in a secondary school – but leading a subject area, especially a large subject area, has to be one of the most difficult.  I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some inspiring Curriculum Leaders.  They grow and nurture teams, who then achieve fantastic outcomes for the students they teach.  As I look out my window today, I thought I might the strengths of my people.

  • Role models – they are always, first and foremost, great teachers and they understand what makes great teaching within the context of their subject and can articulate this clearly with their team.
  • Set the standard– they clearly identify the standards they expect to see on a day to day basis – and live and breathe these themselves.  This creates a shared clarity of purpose.
  • Moral purpose– they have an unswerving commitment to getting the best deal possible for the students who pass through their subject.  They understand that a good education can transform life chances.
  • Expect excellence– they strongly believe that all students can get better and be successful.
  • Pride in their faculty– they patrol their s area and make it clear to the students that they are in charge – and that the students will meet their expectations!
  • Parental contact– they won’t hesitate to call home – and will support their team with doing the same.

 

I believe while SLT leads our school strategically the Leaders of Learning make things happen.

 

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