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?
In short, School Innovation Services is our umbrella term for bespoke leadership development - be it for principals, their teams or Kāhui Ako.
This has included custom versions of our Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme, or running this in regions where we do not have existing resources to deliver. It has also meant strategic design and / or evaluation, as well as helping leadership teams prepare for cultural capability work.
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.