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Connecting vision and mission to student achievement

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Full course description

Date and time

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


This learning event is right for you if you are a middle level, section or school leader wanting to align vision and action


Leading schools requires a big-picture capacity to see how the school vision connects specifically to the curriculum, and how this creates opportunities for students to engage in learning activities that provide them with the skills they need to achieve.

This one-day workshop explores three main ideas:

  • connections between the vision and mission, and what they look like in action
  • how teaching practice, as planned in the written curriculum, outlines the activities that teachers are to provide for learners, has evaluation structures for accountability and includes professional learning to provide support
  • the responsibilities of the learner to engage with the activities, self-assess and engage with teachers and mentors to improve their own skills.

This workshop is particularly relevant for leaders and teacher leaders at all levels.

‘All organisations start with WHY, but only the great ones keep their WHY clear year after year.’
– Simon Sinek

Key takeaways                

  • clarity about the benefits of a clear, shared vision, and shared school goals
  • understanding the power of defining learning in alignment with vision
  • clarity around the connection of vision and curriculum to desired graduate competencies
  • structures to connect vision and mission with curriculum
  • methods of aligning student and staff evaluation with vision and curriculum
  • ideas for evaluating the success of the implementation of vision and student achievement.

Presenter information

Nigel Forbes-Harper                      

Nigel Forbes-Harper has over 35 years’ experience as a teacher and administrator in schools in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Turkey and Thailand. He worked in Singapore for six years as Head of School Services for the International Baccalaureate (IB) in the Asia-Pacific region, and was responsible for the management of IB programmes in IB World Schools. Nigel returned to Australia in 2012, first serving as Head of Curriculum and then as Principal at Perth schools. His experience in leadership and teaching and learning is widely sought after. Nigel’s passion is ensuring that schools create and nourish a learning community, where teachers and students are given the time and space to focus on good learning.