Superintendents

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 refining 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 Works with Principals to align 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 board 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 board and fosters the same in schools Develops professional learning communities to support school improvement

 4. Using Data

Setting Directions

Leading the Instructional Program

Securing Accountability

Works within the board and across school communities to translate the vision into agreed objectives and operational plans which promote and sustain school improvement Ensures a consistent and continuous board-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 board and school 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, understood, agreed to and subject to rigorous review and evaluation