CRITICAL FRIENDSHIP VISITS, 2016 – 17
If you are writing a new strategic plan, conducting a self-evaluation, preparing for inspection or accreditation, a visit from one of our team can enable you to make more assured decisions. We go into classrooms, talk to staff, looking for effective learning, and then feed back to you.
HOLDING UP THE MIRROR: 7 AREAS FOR ACTION
As school leaders we are all close to change and planning processes: often an objective opinion based on a rigorous examination of the available evidence by an experienced outsider is of real benefit. As Critical Friends, we will always be honest, supportive and positive as we examine the work of your school across our 7 Areas for Action. This realistic approach will help a school move forward decisively as you make difficult but necessary decisions.
Critical self-evaluation is the essential starting point for any programme of school improvement. It can be a slow process, but you want to get started. A visit from one of our team can speed up the process substantially by using our 7 Areas matrix, which gets your new planning under way within a month.
Consilium Education’s global platform for news about learning: International Teacher Magazine
This month we lead with two stories from the Land of the Long White Cloud. Roz O’Shea sees in New Zealand’s Health Education (“Finding hauora”), a holistic model for promoting wellbeing, while Keryn West’s exuberant piece about collaborative art (“What we love to do”) shows just what can be achieved with the right “Big Idea” , enthusiasm and sheer hard work!