Principal and School Leader Development

Growing Leadership Teams and Excellence in Practice Development

Intuyu Consulting has been supporting the development of leadership teams and teacher excellence for over 15 years. We are deeply passionate about schools creating sustainable trust-filled learning environments for students, parents, teachers, and leaders.

As such we offer a wide range of workshops, facilitated discussions, and long term bespoke leadership development packages to support schools to grow a culture of leadership and alignment in their schools.

We provide critical friend conversations as well as instructional, cognitive and leadership coaching to staff. We support the development of visionary strategic plans that effectively structures and supports schools to ingrain values and align systems and processes to achieve their goals.

Our goal is to work with schools over several years to systemically develop their own bespoke leadership and excellence model that:

  • leads to a sustainable structure that is habitual for teachers and leaders within the school
  • is nurturing and builds well-being and a developmental mindset for all involved
  • supports teachers to build their capacity to enact evidence based learning and teaching practice
  • grows leaders and leadership throughout the school
  • develops strong relationships and trust amongst the staff both within their area and across the school
  • creates a focus on learning
  • creates clarity and aligns staff behaviour with organisational values
  • allows a school to be adaptable and nimble to address a high change educational landscape
  • can be linked to the AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

A proven powerful structure that provides sustainable, systemic and habitual practices. Our most valuable program is tailored to the needs of your school, leadership teams, school clusters or principal network.

The 4 Key areas we partner you to grow your Leadership

Alt Text

Design Effective Strategic and Annual Implementation Plans

Do you as a Principal or School Leader experience being challenged in implementing curriculum, pedagogy or change initiatives in your school?
One aspect that is critical is having a clear and sensible strategic plan that step by step unpacks and guides the school leadership team to achieve its goals. This session outlines the 5 steps to become exemplary schools as discussed in a Harvard University report. It will include an example strategic plan and discussion about the thinking behind the process and how to lead staff in being the owners of the plan.

Alt Text

Leadership Coaching

Each member within the school leadership team is at a different place with regards to their capacity to lead. Each individual has had different experiences, has different strengths, and different levels of competence, integrity and intentions. To develop the capacity of each individual would require a personalised approach.
Using a variation of the GROW coaching model, the leader will be coached over a year to enact a project that develop any practices and structures that will enable them to more effectively fulfil on their roles and their goals for the year. Projects could cover aspects of: leading instructional change, leading effective meetings, planning strategically, building trust, difficult conversations, and empowering staff to grow and develop.

Alt Text

Critical Friend Conversations

Principals and Senior Leadership team members set the context of the entire school. It is their role to articulate the vision and direction of the school and facilitate the relationships and conversations such that a powerful learning and development culture arises.
Critical friend conversations are designed in partnership with the individual to focus on how they can grow their capacity to strategically lead their teams. They can vary from simply bouncing ideas off an independent educational expert through to being coached – or getting an outsider’s advice – about situations they face.

Alt Text

Leadership Development Program

The Building Leadership Teams initiative of the Victorian Framework for Improving Student Outcomes is defined as: “Effective schools build an improvement culture by developing the capabilities of their leadership team. Schools do this by using evidence-based data, implementing proven coaching and feedback techniques, and strengthening succession planning and induction of new teachers.”
“In turn, leadership teams are driven by the moral purpose of improving the educational outcomes of all students. They empower and develop their staff, collectively and individually at their point of need, expect consistency of practice and establish high levels of accountability. They create safe environments where teachers are able to develop their practice with others.”
“Effective leaders contribute to a school culture where learning can flourish through quality communication, high expectations, collaboration, challenge, trust building and support. They create the conditions where leadership thrives by building team capacity, collectively and individually, with a shared purpose based on the school’s vision and values, context and data.”

Based on this there are three broad areas that we recommend leaders grow their capacity in:

  1. Developing their capacity to become transformational leaders who build trust and co-create a collaborative, high accountability environment of learning and support
  2. Developing their capacity to coach so as to empower and enable each member of the team
  3. Developing their capacity to strategically plan and lead curriculum and pedagogical change