Building and Sustaining Collective Leadership
key leadership knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for building and sustaining collective leadership in education & key leadership knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for building and sustaining professional communities in education.
Building and sustaining high trust relationships - High trust relationships exist when leaders are respected for their deep educational knowledge, their actions and values, and the way they engage respectfully with others with empathy and humility, fostering openness in discussions. Leaders have good emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
Ensuring culturally responsive practice - Valuing what each learner brings with them. A strengths-based inclusive approach ensuring that learners feel they belong in the early childhood education service, kura or school.
Building and sustaining collective leadership and professional community - Effective learning happens when the teachers responsible for it work together to share their knowledge and inquire into their practice.
Strategically thinking and planning - Leaders ensure that the organisational vision, goals and expectations of staff, learners and whānau are shaped in ways that engage the organisational community (staff, learners, whānau, community stakeholders) in a meaningful way.
Evaluating practices in relation to outcomes - Leaders are skilled at evaluating the organisation’s collective and individual staff practices in relation to learning outcomes and wellbeing.
Adept management of resources to achieve vision and goals - Leaders understand the information they have in order to make decisions on how best to use resources of money, time, and space and gain support for their learners and staff.
Attending to their own learning as leaders and their own wellbeing - Leaders ensure that they challenge their own thinking and keep growing their knowledge.