2011 Action Plans and Support Material for Writing

Cluster Action Plans

When you have completed your cluster action plans for this year, please send Heather a copy.
Then, either:
1. Upload it here. Here's pictorial instructions on how to load a file onto the wiki.

2. You could put it on your wiki page and make a link to that page.
3. If you have done them in a Google doc or it's on your website, you can make a link to it here.
CHB Coastal
Integrated Intermediates

Maori Achievement (WCC & THS)
Napier Coastal


Rumaki i te reo
Central Secondary


North Feilding



Te Apiti


Whanganui West

Conquering the Mountain

Eastern Districts
Action Plan
Happy School

Inglewood Principals
Kanohi ki te kanohi

Mountain to Surf

NP City

Sth Taranaki

Taranaki Secondary
Taranaki Secondary Action Plan
Taranaki Small Schools

Integrated Intermediates
End of Year Report

Leadership Goal Writing

Exemplar of Leadership Goals

I've put together some ideas that may help you to write your action plans or discuss them with your clusters.
After looking through all the plans that I managed to get copies of on Tuesday, these 5 Leadership goals emerged that as ones that would be useful to show you. I have worked on these to show you what your goals could look like once and then matched them up with evidence and monitoring suggestions. If you like them - feel free to adopt and adapt them yourselves.

Guidelines for Action Plan writing - Leadership Goal

Focus of the work
These are the key reasons behind your decision to form the NLC
Evidencing the impact
What will you see in your cluster schools when your goals have been achieved?
Monitoring the shifts
What tool or strategy will you use to monitor the shifts in your cluster's practice?
Leadership:We asked you to include a specific goal around YOUR personal leadership this year so you can get the best from your NLC. This aligns with the MOE policy of building leadership capacity in our schools.Think about the Cyperus Report you started the day with. Lorrae Ward identified several leadership qualities from her research.You may wish to derive your leadership goal from these qualities.Good Sector Leaders:* Create an environment where all members are on an equal footing
  • Are democratic but model and demand high professional expectations
  • Maintain clear direction and vision on behalf of the group
  • Know how to draw knowledge out of others
  • Know when to challenge and when to support
  • Know how to engage people in learning and challenge
  • Be able to support people to change their practice
  • Be able to think about the wider educational picture
  • Have good relationship skills
  • Being able to share information effectively and ensure that it is accessible to their NLCs.
  • Having knowledge of what a professional learning group is and how one operates.
  • Having a strong understanding of curriculum and pedagogy; not just being a manager.
  • Being open to learning themselves and being a reflective practitioner.
  • Being organised, strategic thinkers.
  • Being passionate about the focus of their NLC.
  • Being creative and innovative in themselves and being able to think outside the box.
The Schagen Report discussed how effectively the NZC has been implemented. This section "Factors Influencing Implementation" is worth re-reading to see how to improve the success of your work.
Now look at Kiwi Leadership for Principals. How are you going to empower the other leaders in your cluster to lead the sorts of changes your cluster is aiming for in their schools? A good starting point for this will be the points on pp 16 and 17 of KLfP.Finally: write your personal leadership goal.
What will change if your leadership goal is being achieved? This could be things such as full attendance. More importantly, it could be that the types of conversations which occur at meetings become more goal focused, reflective and show shifts in practice in the cluster schools. Perhaps principals are sharing evidence from their own schools with the cluster.
How will you know where you and the cluster principals were at the beginning of the year, and how these positions have shifted during the year?
One suggestion was that you choose a relevant part of KLfP and use this to monitor your shifts e.g. pp. 16-17, or p. 20. You need to show which parts you'll be using here.
Wendy Gray at Napier Int is developing a meeting evaluation tool and would love some involvement from other clusters to refine this. It could be a useful way to show the impact of your focus in this area. Get in touch with her if you're interested in working on / with this. Wendy Gray