Goals for 2012
To use our elements of Effective Teacher Practice. To use our Professional Development resources in ways that will make the biggest difference in helping our people to meet their goals. This will build on the work started with Lane Clark in 2011 and will allow us to deepen our thinking and understanding of what makes our teachers so good.
Lane Clark worked with the teaching staff in 2011 and inspired some new learning as well as some new ways of looking at what we already know. Goal setting has always been central to our appraisal system and so it makes sense to have a consistent and shared framework for the setting of those goals.
How will we know we have been successful?
Teachers goals are directly related to our agreed and shared Elements of Effective Practice. Course, professional visits and learning are all directly related to individual goals.
|Immerse ourselves in understanding great teaching.||Teacher only days – Board members to attend||0||Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st January||Progress towards setting six elements of effective practice.|
|Develop the learning and ideas into elements.||Staff meetings||0||Week 2 staff meeting||List of our collective understanding of great teaching.|
|Narrow the list and identify the most important factors in plain language.||Leadership team||Week 3/4 term 1||Six elements broken down into plain language.|
|Teachers do a self audit based on the elements.||All staff||Week 5 staff meeting||All teachers have set their goals.|
|Teachers grouped by goal and their learning for the year planned.||By the end of term 1.||Every teacher is in a group with their colleagues based on their goals.|