Background to the development. Small steering group led by the Deputy Director-General, Education Queensland (DDG) convened Rigorous literature review by Queensland Universities and review of the 1998 Standards Framework for Leaders Draft Leadership Matters developedCritique of Leadership Matters by Queensland UniversitiesConsultation undertaken with every state school principal, principals associations and the unionSmall working group comprising the DDG, 2 State school principals, principals associations and the union finalised the framework..
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2. Background to the development Small steering group led by the Deputy Director-General, Education Queensland (DDG) convened
Rigorous literature review by Queensland Universities and review of the 1998 Standards Framework for Leaders
Draft Leadership Matters developed
Critique of Leadership Matters by Queensland Universities
Consultation undertaken with every state school principal, principals associations and the union
Small working group comprising the DDG, 2 State school principals, principals associations and the union finalised the framework.
4. Intended purpose Establish a shared understanding of the evolving roles of the Principal in Education Queensland schools
Emphasise the capabilities required of all Education Queensland Principals;
Provide a clear focus for those who aspire to the role of Principal; and
Guide all leadership development activity.
5. Educational capabilities Educational capabilities encompass professional knowledge and understanding of the art of teaching and learning to inspire commitment and achieve quality outcomes for students:
- passion for learning
- challenging, safe and happy learning environments
- high expectations, standards
- expert knowledge.
6. Personal capabilities Personal capabilities are the inner strengths and qualities that underpin ethical and professional practice:
- professional ethics
- values and beliefs
- emotional maturity
- mutual respect, trust and support
- composure in challenging situations.
7. Relational capabilities Relational capabilities are the interpersonal skills required to develop and maintain quality relationships with a diverse range of people:
- value people
- inspire shared leadership
- are honest with others,
- resolve conflicts effectively.
8. Intellectual capabilities Intellectual capabilities demand clever thinking, sound judgement and wise decision-making:
- enact the vision of public education
- influence the strategic agenda
- futures oriented
- engage in ongoing professional development
- focus on driving learning with and for others
- build capacity of Education Queensland - challenge, experience, innovate.
9. Organisational capabilities Organisational capabilities support continuous school improvement through effective management of human, financial and physical resources:
- focus on performance outcomes
- use evidence and feedback
- build school capacity
- build partnerships and networks.
11. Tools to support school leaders Research indicates - a principal’s ability to thrive depends on their capacity to learn. Outstanding principals also promote learning with and for others.
Professional development available for school leaders
Electronic copy of the framework, power point presentation and speaking notes
Case studies of the capabilities in action in a variety of contexts
Links to this information:
Professional Development website - http://education.qld.gov.au/staff/development/
Professional Development for School leaders - http://education.qld.gov.au/staff/development/employee/school_leaders/index.html
Support for school leaders from experienced principals - http://iwww.qed.qld.gov.au/schools/support/index.html