Leadership: Lead by Learning
D- Diligent & Determination
E- Equality, Energiser and Encourager
R-Respect for one and all, Role model
S- Skilled Communicator- open, approachable
H- Humourous & humble
I- Integrity & Innovation
P- Pride and passion in their work
Leadership is the ability to lead the group in the desired vision of the institution by making others grow with their presence and ensure the desired goals are being strived for.
Leaders translate the vision into reality by their ability to simplify things for the overall good of the people involved.
Leaders tap into the strengths of their team provide opportunities to grow, delegate, innovate and excel within the parameters of the learning institution.
Communication and open transparent conversations form the key to build trusting relationships.
Leaders need to be the power source of motivation, inclusion and encouragement. They also need to guide and guard the members of their team. Look after their safety and well-being.
Mistakes can happen, leaders need to be open for a clear transparent conversation. Members of the team should be treated fairly with respect.
Opportunities to grow should be given to one and all inclined to take on board. Modern Authentic Learning involves opportunities to trial new ideas, strategies, workshops, where Learning leaders have a choice to contribute and trial new projects strategies to help learners achieve success. Offer opportunities to learn by doing.- promote innovation through workshops.
Leaders should be fair whilst treating their members with equity and nonbiased opinions.
Leaders should be approachable to be able to seek clarifications, share ideas, ask for suggestions, possible avenues in case of issues related to class management, parent conversations etc.
When new staff members are unsure of things they should be able to guide appropriately especially with protocols, bookings, and requests for equipment, help with formatting standards, Digital Markbooks etc.
Leaders need to be willing to listen to the team members and find out if there are any concerns. Fairness, respect, working towards common goal. eg: helping learners achieve success and reach the set school targets by putting programmes in place to help them achieve success.
Leaders should be able to provide and inform team members of upcoming opportunities to grow and excel through regular class observations, ideas, strategies that worked, create a friendly collaborative network with respect to curricular and cross curricular integration.
Mutual respect and accountability are key to enhance the quality of performance of the group. Established clear set of norms should be applicable to one and all for being treated fairly and in a just manner.
Leadership should be able to motivate, energise its members and allow scope and possibility to explore further if it benefits the learners and the learning situations.
Help should be available for new teachers who need orientation and guidance in respect to accessing resources, booking systems etc.
In summary, Leaders are strong, fair, informed and thorough professionals with high standards of professional etiquette. Leaders set examples of good work ethic, practice, conduct, and efficacy. They are diligent and meticulous in their planning and organisational skills. They look for the growth and development of all the team members. They are good at networking and collaborating - the vital skills for 21st-century teaching and learning. Leadership is cohesive and constructive which demands to learn whilst leading.