School Improvement Planning
Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team – in creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together. Using the PATH or MAP processes of group facilitation and the creating of a large wall sized graphic we will provide a School Improvement Plan to be proud of!
Visioning and Problem Solving
Person Centred Planning
Team Building and Leadership
There is an old Japanese proverb, “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare”
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about”
Margaret Wheatley – ‘Turning to One Another’ (2002)
Give your team the opportunity to pause and reflect on what matters most to them about the work they do. The act of listening to each other creates relationship and strengthens trust and inclusion within the team – in creating a shared vision, groups of people build a sense of commitment together. They develop images of ‘the future we want to create together’, along with the values that will be important in getting there and the goals they want to see achieved along the way. Unfortunately, many people still think ’vision’ is the top leader’s job. In schools, the ‘vision task’ usually falls to the Headteacher and/or the governors or it comes in a glossy document from the local authority or the DfES. But visions based on authority are not sustainable. Drawing on the planning tools MAPS and PATH (Pearpoint, Forest and O’Brien 1997) and other facilitation sources we use both process and graphic facilitation to enable the group to build their picture of what they would love to see happening within their organisation/community in the future and we encourage this to be a positive naming, not just a list of the things they want to avoid. ??Let us join you to explore your vision and the ‘roadblocks’ to your vision.
“Thank you so much for the work you did with us yesterday – I have since been in 2 schools today and have spoken to an number of other colleagues who were present – all were totally overwhelmed by the session – they loved it.”
“I was totally blown away, so nice to reflect and realise what a long way we have come”
“That was so powerful and motivational”
“Our Primary is now an OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding School’ – we were in Special Measures – the Visioning and Planning using the PATH process for 3 years has seriously contributed to this”.
- To create a far reaching and shared vision of the future for the school team/group you are working with and ensure that each person present contributes to this
- To create a visual representation (a graphic) of the vision and use this to plan future actions and to inform school improvement and development plans
- To facilitate the group in thinking through what some of the barriers to achieving their vision are and to begin work on how these can be removed
- To build a sense of commitment, common purpose and trust within the team/group
Who Is It For ?
- School managers
- EIP Managers
- Whole staff – including everyone
The facilitation of a shared vision can be delivered as a full or a half day but, unlike our other training days this day depends on your and your team’s needs and the time you have available
The course will cover:
- Creating the vision
- The Story So Far
- Headline Themes
- Naming the Nightmare
- A Year from Now
- Naming Roadblocks and Barriers
- Building strength
- Who will we need to take with us on the journey towards the vision
- Who are we? – Gifts, Strengths and Talents
- Charting Specific Actions
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