On Monday 18th February 2019, we had our very first professional learning session of the year with Jan Hill. Our Lead Principal, Across School Leaders and some of or Within School Leaders attended the event, which was held in the Forrest Hill School Hall.
Jan has an extensive background in teaching and school leadership and is a founding director of The Education Group. Jan’s presentation focused on the 9 Leadership Capabilities and a discussion around what are they, what do they look like for Across School Leaders and Within School Leaders. There interactive sessions were interesting as we had an opportunity to collaborate with teachers from our other schools in our Kāhui Ako.
The ASLs and WSLs had an opportunity to review their own practice in relation to each of the capabilities in their roles and contexts. Jan also touched on specific skills for leading inquiry, goal setting, observations of practice, listening to encourage thinking and asking powerful questions.
We look forward to learning more with and from her over the coming months.