New Principals’ Support Programme 2017

Excellence in Educational Leadership in Canterbury
Me nga tumu e aki ratou ka whai o Waitaha

To assist principals new to the role in developing a network through 8 weekly short, sharp, interactive workshops on
topics that will provide vital knowledge and support.

Workshops

  1. Getting started, developing the team and culture
  2. Governance and management, Board Relationships
  3. BOT Reports
  4. Appointment of Staff, Contracts, Short Term Relievers  
  5. Finances and Budgets, Banked Staffing and Novopay
  6. Staff Appraisal and Professional Development
  7. Property
  8. Charters and Annual Goals

BOT Responsibilities

Support their principal in this initiative.
Provide a folder for the principal containing the following:

  • Staff lists with roles and responsibilities
  • Finance Report and current Budget
  • Copy of last Principal’s report to the Board
  • PD planned for the new principal
  • Current Staffing List.
WORKSHOP 1: GETTING STARTED - KEY INITIAL TASKS

Welcome and introductions

Support network – local CPPA list and liaison executive member, MOE senior advisor

Responsibilities of Boards

Performance agreement with BOT and external appraiser

Folder from previous principal containing important files (BOT)

CPPA website and PLD programme

Developing the team

Developing the culture

Social Time

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PRESENTER: Suzi de Gouveia

VENUE: St. Teresa’s School Library, 10 Puriri Street, Riccarton

DATE: Thursday 5 May 2016, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.

WORKSHOP 2: GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT, BOARD RELATIONSHIPS

Confused about the relative responsibilities of the Board and the principals?  You are not alone.  This workshop will make the differentiation very clear.

  1. Distinction between management and governance
  2. How to deal with confusion between these two roles
  3. Real life scenarios
  4. BOT handbook
  5. Board relationships
  6. Social Time

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • PRESENTER: Lisa Dillon Roberts
  • VENUE: Merrin School, 41 Merrin Street, Avonhead
  • DATE: Thursday 12 May 2016, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
WORKSHOP 3: BOT REPORTS

Learn to save time and effort by adopting the ideas and processes from this workshop from two experienced primary principals.

Board reports are usually required monthly and the achievement of children must be reported on to the Board of Trustees.  If these reports are lined to the annual achievement goals, then it is much easier to show achievement progress and also to update each month.

  1. Annual goals relating to year’s focus
  2. Indicators linked to Charter goals forming the skeleton of Board reports
  3. Student achievement data for BOT report
  4. Other issues including compliance when reporting to Board
  5. Social Time

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • PRESENTERS: Kim Alexander and  Kym Wells
  • VENUE: Prebbleton Primary School, 2-8 Blakes Rd, Prebbleton 7604
  • DATE: Thursday 26 May 2016, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
WORKSHOP 4: APPOINTMENT OF STAFF, CONTRACTS, SHORT TERM RELIEVERS

This workshop will take you through the process of ensuring your contracts with staff are correct and legal as well as being in line with PPTA or NZEI Collective Agreements.

  1. Fixed term positions, permanent positions
  2. Appointment process
  3. Short listing candidates
  4. Interview process
  5. Interview questions with criteria including referee’s questions
  6. Induction process
  7. Social Time

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • PRESENTER: Annette Sjoberg
  • VENUE: Saint Albans Catholic School, 49 Rutland Street, Saint Albans
  • DATE: Thursday 9 June  2016, 4.00 – 5.15 p.m.  Annette has a Board meeting at 5.30 so will need to end the session a little earlier than usual
WORKSHOP 5: FINANCE AND BUDGETS, BANKED STAFFING AND NOVOPAY

Learn how to spend money wisely and keep on the right side of your Board.  A quality and easily understood budget is essential to your peace of mind as well as allowing for planning for future expenditure.

Then look at payment of staff and the ways in which the allocated staffing levels can be maximised for the school’s benefit.  Novopay has some pitfalls and guidance will be given to avoid these and maintain your sanity!

  1. Yearly budget
  2. Understanding monthly accounts
  3. Systems of purchase and payment
  4. Depreciation and capital expenditure
  5. Using Novopay online
  6. How to read MOE staffing notices
  7. Payment of relievers
  8. Teachers salaries from bulk grand and effects on banked staffing
  9. Social Time

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • PRESENTER: Phil Harding
  • VENUE: Paparoa Street School, 120 Paparoa Street, Papanui
  • DATE: Thursday 23 June  2016, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
WORKSHOP 6: STAFF APPRAISAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This workshop will focus on how to improve the quality of teaching and thus the achievement of children.  Quality staff appraisal is always linked to meaningful professional development and so a thorough understanding of what works is essential to improving the teaching ability of your teachers.

Examples will be given of appraisal systems that are linked to achieving the above aims from an experienced primary principal.

  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Job Descriptions
  3. Beginning Teacher Responsibilities
  4. Observations and teacher reflections – Teaching as Inquiry Model
  5. Sharing Outcomes
  6. Social Time

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • PRESENTERS: Sandy Hastings and Denise Torrey
  • VENUE: Beckenham Primary School, 71 Sandwich Road, Christchurch
  • DATE: Thursday 30 June  2016, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
WORKSHOP 7: Property

Understanding the reality of Property Management for State Schools in Canterbury.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • PRESENTER: TBC
  • VENUE:
  • DATE: Thursday 7 July 2016, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.
WORKSHOP 8: CHARTERS AND ANNUAL GOALS

This workshop will focus on establishing the process for charter and annual goals’ development.  A local experienced principal will offer practical help in doing this in the most efficient and least time-consuming manner.  Several existing charters will form the basis of the discussion and a useful template will be developed.

  1. Strategic goals – next 3 – 5 years
  2. Annual Plan
  3. Student Achievement targets
  4. Social Time

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • PRESENTER: Denise Torrey
  • VENUE: Somerfield School, 42 Studholme St, Somerfield
  • DATE: Thursday 28 July 2016, 4.00 – 5.30 p.m.