Professional learning and development (PLD) is at the heart of any good school. Building tomorrow’s leaders and helping them adopt the same lessons you have learned through our programmes is a key part a future-focused education.
But for so many New Zealand schools, needs are varied. Needs are unique. And those needs must be met to improve the lives of young New Zealanders.
School Innovation Services is Springboard Trust’s latest offering, supporting school leaders and Communities of Learning/Kāhui Ako with bespoke development opportunities.
What is School Innovation Services?
The goal of School Innovation Services is to support school communities to take collective responsibility for the success of all learners. We do this by supporting strategic leadership growth, improving management practices and creating the conditions for positive change.
In action, this will look different for every school. We are an accredited PLD provider with the Ministry of Education, and have worked in multi-agency and multi-school environments, right down to helping leaders with single-issue projects.
The theme is collaboration – consulting with every available party, from school to government to community, and finding unique solutions for your challenges.
If it will help learner success and it isn’t in our existing portfolio, our School Innovation Services team will be able to help.
How does School Innovation Services work?
Rather than focus on the development of a single leader or their team, School Innovation Services works on a project- or issue-based system around your school or Kāhui Ako.
We utilise innovative thinking and cutting-edge frameworks to help schools tackle issues with the help of everyone around them. At all times, this is driven by a social impact model that ties everything you do back to the outcome – success for your learners.
In practice, we have five general focus areas in School Innovation Services, with the resources to help New Zealand schools in any and all related issues.