Unit 1.4 Setting and sharing your vision
Schools are all about the future. Our students are the future.
Successful Head Teachers/School Principals focus their schools and their staff by creating a vision for the future. The vision is a combination of your values and strategic or futures thinking. Your vision enables everyone in the school to understand the direction the school is going in and the priorities for development. It is your way of sharing ideas, and engaging and motivating people.
Excellent leaders use their vision to help translate the moral purpose and strategic plan for the school into reality. The vision tells people:
'This is where we want to be in the future and this is what sort of organisation we want to be.’
If your staff do not know about your vision (where the school is going and what it will be like in the future) – or there is no plan of how to get there – then how can staff help you implement your vision?
This Unit will help you to create and share your vision with all members of the school community. There are practical tools and techniques to help you share your dream.
By the end of this Unit of study, you will be able to:
Learning and practice outcomes
By the end of this Unit of study, you will:
Prepare and facilitate a visioning session with one of the teams (or all the staff) in your school by using the visioning process and activities included in the Unit.