It has been a difficult year for everyone – which makes the work that principals and volunteers have done together with Springboard all the more impressive.
Throughout November, we are hosting our Present and Celebrate workshops – the culmination of a year of incredibly hard work in our Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme and the Strategic Leadership for Rural Teaching Principal Programme.
A final opportunity for everyone to connect, share their strategic plans and celebrate one another, it’s a very special time – and over the coming weeks, we’re going to share participants’ reflections on how it all has gone.
What is present and celebrate?
For Ellie Sutton, Head of Delivery at Springboard, SLPP celebrations are a time for showcasing and reflection.
“It’s about acknowledging all the contributions that everyone has made to a principal’s journey. The principals present their strategic plan-on-a-page, which represents everything they have built over the year – and we reflect on those, the challenges everyone faced, and those crucial a-ha moments for the principals.”
On top of capping off the year, these celebrations also act as a stepping stone to further learning, as Ellie explains.
“For these principals, it’s the end of the first part – they have their plan and know what they want to do. The next step for us is supporting them in implementing it, which might mean further workshops, coaching or even a full school leadership team programme!”