Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Leaders of learning - Invercargill Middle School

We want to work together as a staff, we want to move together as a staff.

The provision of opportunities for collaborative professional learning are designed to build adaptive expertise through enabling the participation and contribution of all staff members.

This video illustrates

Domain 5: Professional capability and collective capacity

Evaluation indicators

  • Organisational structures, processes and practices enable and sustain collaborative learning and decision making
  • Access to relevant expertise builds capability for ongoing improvement and innovation

This video also illustrates

Domain 2: Leadership for equity and excellence

Evaluation indicator

  • Leadership builds collective capacity to do evaluation and inquiry for sustained improvement

Key content

  • The process of building adaptive expertise is cyclic and ongoing
  • Organizational processes are designed to enable all staff to contribute including providing readings and other materials ahead of scheduled meetings
  • Shared ownership of the professional learning process leads to shared accountability for outcomes
  • Structured and frequent observations support safe and reciprocal learning opportunities
  • Senior leaders deliberately position themselves as learners within the group

Things to think about

  • What access do you have to expertise to support working together to build individual capability and improve outcomes for students?
  • What else might you consider?