After having some considerations around next steps i returned to an earlier reflection after session 2 and looked again…
The Little Book of Managing Change (in Schools) (TDA, 2008)
One size doesn’t fit all but did find six key principles –
effective leadership / inclusive culture / broad collaborations / change teams / change process with a proven rational / consideration of emotion + political issues
Needs to be a compelling reason for change with a well communicated clear vision underpinned by a coherent plan to get you there… surprise surprise!
Delegation of responsibility and stakeholder involvement highlighted in strong opposition to a top down approach. change teams could bring around value?
staff morale / less stress / involvement with rights / power
The document talks about an interesting concept of Schools being learners as well as leaders in education this reflective approach coupled to the removal open gateways could be a powerful leaver for change..?
Highlighted in the document a valuable simplification of the change process –
2 facilitate a vision for the future
3 collaborate effectively
4 use consensus
5 embed inclusive practice
6 improve standards (achieve something)
I could relate to this model and could map the approach in consideration of my chosen project direction!
I also liked the tools mentioned to facilitate –
1 mobilise – establish a team
2 discover – identify the issues
3 deepen – gain greater understanding
4 develop – suggest solutions
5 deliver – implement
This again this gives some key milestones appropriate and definitely worth further consideration.
Lets see what happens…