Last Tuesday the leaders at Navigator College came together for their final voluntary leadership summit for the year. We spent time reflecting on personal and collective leadership growth and development and the impact this has had.
The school has also recently engaged with the LESNW health check survey leading to the strategic planning process at the college. Leaders shared how the learning from the summit has equipped them for the collaborative and generative work which is and will emerge from the priorities identified.
“I feel like I have become better at listening and ‘hearing’ the voice of staff that I work with on my team. Approaching meetings more so as ‘check-ins’ rather than ‘check-ups’ has led to more open & honest discussion and the opportunity to best support teachers to meet their needs not just my agenda”
“I think the tools learnt have been really helpful and made me more mindful of myself as a leader. It’s allowed me to think about other points of view as well as given me more confidence”
“This year I have been able to make wider connections, which has enabled me to reflect and identify what my next steps need to include. I have come back to earlier explored concepts and been more intentional with transfer”
“We have sat for a while, talked and listened, shared ideas, haven’t been afraid to rejig things, more engaging, feel better teaching because of flow”
“Greater teacher voice, consistency, no ‘experts’ means greater input, everyone heard”
“Team has been able to co-create, have more say. This in turn improves teaching and learning as it allows us to respond to concerns and examine our practice more openly and authentically thus improving outcomes for our learners.”