I am a year-1 fellow at ISLI. But I am already implementing so many components from the programme such as,
- Child Safety plan
- Alternatives to corporal punishment like attention grabbers, discipline trackers, etc.
- Forming a school leadership team
- Lesson observations and feedback
- Setting goals for the school
To ensure the sustainability, I plan to keep records on a daily basis. I’ll be using trackers for teachers, maintain one-to-one interaction with the staff and most important, appreciate them from time to time for their work.
The impact of the ISLI Programme on my school:
Actually, I am already witnessing the outcomes 😊. I would like cite an example here. After forming the SLT (School Leadership Team) comprising of teachers, things are falling in place effectively. Now I have more time for planning and implementation of new ideas since minor issues are being handled by the SLT.
The change in my leadership style and the school by being a part of ISLI:
As said above, I am no more stuck with small issues. I have improved a lot at giving feedback to teachers after lesson observations. My teachers and I are eager for feedback and the interaction during the feedback has become more pleasant. I am getting a positive response from their end.
A message to other school leaders:
Before every workshop, we receive a WhatsApp message from the ISLI team with the agenda for the workshop. When I go through the agenda, the sessions mentioned are often familiar. (That is what I always felt). For example - School walk through. This is what I have been doing for all these years. But after the session, I realised that there is so much that has been included now in my walk through. Every session changes my view on the task that I am at. A very detailed and advanced information is given during the sessions. The sessions are very interactive and interesting. Every school leader who wishes to transform their school must join ISLI.