School Administrators

Core Leadership
Capacity
Sample domains and related practices of the Ontario Leadership Framework, with links to EduGAINS resources and suggested uses of these resources in developing and practising these practices
 1. Setting Goals Setting Directions Leading the
Instructional Program
Securing Accountability
Ensures the vision is clearly
articulated, shared, understood and acted upon by all
Fosters a commitment to equity of outcome and to closing the achievement gap Aligns school targets with board and provincial targets
2. Aligning
Resources
with Priorities
Setting Directions Leading the
Instructional Program
Securing Accountability
Ensures creativity, innovation and the use of appropriate technologies to achieve excellence Ensures that learning is at the centre of planning and resource management Makes connections to ministry goals to strengthen commitment to school improvement efforts
3. Promoting
Collaborative
Learning
Cultures
Building Relationships
and Developing People
Developing the
Organization
Leading the Instructional
Program
Acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of individuals and teams Builds a collaborative learning culture within the school and actively engages with other schools to build effective learning communities Develops professional learning communities to support school improvement
 4. Using Data Setting Directions Leading the
Instructional Program
Securing Accountability
Works within the school community to translate the vision into agreed objectives and operational plans which promote and sustain school improvement Ensures a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on student achievement, using system and school data to monitor progress, and supports and encourages the same for schools Develops and presents a coherent, understandable, accurate and transparent account of the school‘s performance to a range of audiences (e.g., ministry, board, parents, community)
 5. Engaging in
Courageous
Conversations
Building Relationships
and Developing People
Developing the
Organization
Securing Accountability
Encourages colleagues to take intellectual risks Uses performance appraisal to foster professional growth, and challenges the thinking and learning of staff to further develop professional practice Ensures individual staff accountabilities are clearly defined, agreed to and subject to rigorous review and evaluation