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Category Archives: Leadership Team
September 17, 2013Posted by on
Last week, I shared some thoughts around leadership at our school. This week, I wanted to share another way collaborative leadership is fostered at LJPS. At our school we organise ourselves into three divisions: Primary, Junior and Intermediate. We are fortunate that we have a Lead Teacher for each of those divisions. Lead teachers are appointed to that formal leadership role in the school and also sit our our school’s Leadership Team. The division collaborates together through monthly meetings to focus their work. Divisional meetings are one structure that allows staff to deepen their work together.
At Monday’s meetings some of the topics explored included: assessment information from classes, professional development goals for the year, National Bullying Prevention Week, the upcoming book fair, newly created math bins for classrooms, the organization of school consumable and materials’ rooms and parental engagement at our school.
I thank the staff for both their participation and for their leadership through discussions at these meetings.
Everything counts in our work.
Divisional lead teachers, and monthly divisional meetings, both support our work for our students, staff and community.
September 13, 2013Posted by on
As an Administrative team at our school, our Vice Principal Ms. Bongard and myself are both responsible for Setting Direction for the school as one of the core principles outlined in the Ontario Leadership Framework. As leaders in the building, we help all staff in working towards common goals to improve achievement, engagement and well being of our students, staff and community. However, leadership is not limited to just the two of us, nor can it be. We are fortunate to have many leaders at our school. In fact, it is fair to say each staff can be leader in their own way through their own work. I believe that distributed leadership across the school helps maximize the strengths that different staff bring to our work that in turn benefits our students.
One of the school structures we have to support our School Improvement Plan is our School Leadership Team. Our school has four teachers in formal leadership roles for each of our divisions – primary, junior and intermediate and we also have a Technology Lead Teacher. These four teachers sit on the leadership team. Additionally, the team is also open to all staff who wish to participate. On Thursday morning of this week, 10 staff met to reflect on the year ahead. The discussion was rich and covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time, including: our school’s EQAO results that will be released publicly on September 19, 2013, Positive Climates for Learning and parent and student engagement. We had staff across the divisions of our school come together to share ideas and thinking. We also were able to plan out next steps. I left the meeting feeling inspired and thankful for the team’s passion for the job and for their vision for the future.
Please stay tuned for some updates on those plans in the future.