Australian Professional Standard for Principals360° Reflection Tool
What is the Standard? The Standard is a public statement which sets out what Principals are expected to know, understand and do. It is represented as an integrated model. The Standard aims to: • define the role and unify the profession nationally • describe professional practice in a common language • make explicit the role of quality school leadership in raising standards for the 21st century
Context: School, sector, community: socio-economic, geographic: and education systems at local, regional, national and global levels The standard for principals : The role in action Leadership requirements Vision and values Knowledge and understanding Personal qualities, social and interpersonal skills High quality learning, teaching and schooling Successful learners, confident creative individuals and active informed citizens* Professionalpractices Leading teaching and learning Developing self and others Leading improvement, innovation and change Leading the management of the school Engaging and working with the community
How is the Standard being used? • problem solve • inform strategic planning • self reflect • identify professional learning • coach • communicate the role • prepare for new opportunities • as an element of professional appraisal • attract, develop and support
Unpacking the Standard activities Watch the video that introduces the Standard Videos can be found at: http://www.aitsl.edu.au/school-leaders/national-professional-standard-for-principals/national-professional-standard-for-principals.html or http://youtu.be/Iz-h7O4QbjQ
Unpacking the Standard activities Using one of the resources available, work in small groups to unpack the Standard.
What is the Clearinghouse? The School Leadership Clearinghouse is an up-to-date repository of research and best-practice in the field of school leadership. It provides: • access to the latest research and evidence in school leadership • the ability to share resources and information via the Community Resources database
Featuring: • in excess of 700 resources • topical reading lists • professional learning opportunities • tools & materials • events & conferences • websites
What is the 360o Reflection Tool? • describes 15 attributes evident in the behaviours of high performing school leaders • connects school leaders with the Standard • provides formative feedback on the leadership behaviours they exhibit.
What can the 360o Reflection Tool be used for? • reflection • monitoring change • learning more about their strengths • exploring opportunities for improvement • gathering feedback • developing an action plan • planning professional learning • an element of professional appraisal.
Engaging with the 360o Reflection Tool Ensuring everyone has a copy of the: • attribute cards • stimulus question cards • 360° Reflection Tool Attribute Model Pick an activity from the “engaging with the 360º Reflection Tool activities” sheet and undertake either individually or in a small group.
Principal Standard Clearinghouse 360o Reflection Tool www.aitsl.edu.au/principalstandard www.clearinghouse.aitsl.edu.au www.aitsl.edu.au/360