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Leadership Behaviours - Middle Leaders

The following tables provide detailed behavioural descriptors for each of the six Leadership Capabilities at the Leadership Level of Middle. They are not exhaustive and seek to illustrate the types of the behaviours for each Capability grouped by level.

Live Your Faith

by ensuring Jesus is at the heart of all you do, giving witness to Catholic faith and setting an example of faith, hope and love in word and action

  • Supporting the School Leadership Team to promote Catholic faith and mission in all facets of school life, including school improvement
  • Actively promoting the integration of Catholic values across the curriculum
  • Promoting and embedding system and school pastoral care policies and formation programs
  • Actively and collaboratively upholding a commitment to social justice and action in the school and wider community

Engage and Work Collaboratively

by building and maintaining respectful relationships with students, colleagues, families, parish and external agencies and considering the impact actions and decisions have on others

  • Developing strong professional networks and partnerships in order to share best practice and deliver improved student outcomes.
  • Planning and leading initiatives that engage families in meaningful partnerships and enhance student learning and wellbeing outcomes

Develop Self and Others

by demonstrating commitment to building capacity through self-reflection, own professional learning, and through supporting the professional learning of others

  • Working with and through others to build a culture of shared learning based on shared professional standards and reflective dialogue regarding practice
  • Building the teaching and wellbeing capacity of team members through a strong professional learning community
  • Supporting team members to develop leadership capacity through facilitating effective management of the PP&D process

Maintain Focus on Evidence and Impact

by identifying and implementing evidence-based strategies to deliver improved student outcomes and engage with the community to focus on what matters most

  • Working with faculty or CSO team colleagues to critically analyse a wide range of data sources to ensure strategic alignment and facilitate effective long-term change in the school
  • Supporting members of their faculty/team in the delivery of school improvement goals
  • Supporting staff in delivering high performance and addressing performance issues in a timely manner

Lead Improvement, Innovation and Change

by working purposefully to support a shared system and school vision and the delivery of improvement initiatives

  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to identify best practice and innovation that supports and promotes improved student outcomes
  • Contributing to the CSO and/or school as a learning organisation through documenting and evaluating change efforts and sharing with colleagues
  • Challenging the status-quo and encouraging others to be innovative in their practice to achieve school goals
  • Consulting with and developing colleagues awareness of need for change and ensuring support to facilitate a smooth change process

Manage Resources Effectively

by implementing and supporting structures and processes that contribute to the effective management of school and system resources and policies

  • Effectively managing and allocating resources to contribute to improved student outcomes
  • Supporting the implementation of policies and practices that lead to enhanced student welfare and a safe, responsive and harmonious teaching and learning environment
  • Maintaining effective systems for review and compliance processes
  • Ensuring effective communication and implementation of system policies and procedures to minimise risk and build a strong safety culture