Principles of giving voice, listening, collaborating and reflecting guided LEVNT as we launched the second phase of planning the strategy for our schools and the work of district officers for the next 3 to 5 years.
Over the remainder of 2018 and 2019, we seek to interact with as many people in our schools as we can about this strategy. We will do this through this newsletter, hubs, at gatherings and in conversation. Please contact us if you want to chat about the priorities, the intents, or anything else within the plan.
At our first planning day we gave voice to students, teachers, chaplains, principals and others who interact with our students.
Initially we listened to parents, students, and staff as we examined the consolidated data from the Quality Schools Survey from our LEVNT schools.
We listened to what is happening in education in other places and a voice from the business world.
We listened to students once they had completed their collaboration.
Students collaborated through the Start, Stop, Keep thinking routine reflecting on their learning and teaching.
The adults, in groups, examined each of the three Strategic Priorities in rotation, developing Strategic Intents.
At the end of this session, the students reported back to the whole group. This was powerful, honest and challenging and was presented eloquently and passionately. We can be very proud of our students.
The final activity of the day was Going Dotty! Each participant was given 5 dots with which to vote on the draft intents and the feedback from the students.
Where to from here?
The day of activities concluded with a re-drafting and planning of mission and vision statements as well as key strategic objectives for LEVNT in the next 3-5 years. This is a preliminary draft, as LEVNT staff continue to engage with other school stakeholders to refine these objectives. If you have any questions or opinions, please reach out to LEVNT staff to share your thoughts.
To be a leading system of Christ-centred, innovative schools inspiring students for life
Draft Mission Statement:
To educate students in a Christian environment by providing inspiring educational opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential
- Nurturing a learning culture underpinned by the development of people, in which success is celebrated
- Driving efficiency by implementing new ways to work within, and beyond, regional boundaries
- Developing innovative evidence-based teaching & learning within, and between, schools
- Develop innovative and inspiring ways to assist with the formation of staff, to ensure Lutheran schools in the region are authentic
- Provide for the ongoing development of governance and leadership to assist with school’s governance in 21st century
- Work in an innovative and collaborative way to develop mutually beneficial partnerships to ensure limited resources are utilized effectively and efficiently
- Develop sustainable innovative models of schooling