Rob has also developed an awareness of our world amongst our students by discussing Sustainable Development Goals during a student-based STEAM programme. The way Rob was able to provoke thoughts and discussions amongst students during a presentation was skilful and made the students aware of how they can make a difference. Rob planted the seed of international mindedness amongst our students, was spot on, and at a level that was challenging yet interesting.
“…carefully constructs the conversations so the ideas of the students are leading the discussions”
Rob ensured that relevant and enquiring questions were the focus of the sessions, and he guided and challenged the Board to think critically and innovatively.
Rob’s in-depth and current knowledge of education practices ensured that the sessions were focussed and relevant to the Waitaha setting and to its community. His input ensured that the end goals were relevant, achievable and innovative.
Rob is extremely professional and he will deliver quality outcomes.
“…strategic planning end goals were relevant, achievable and innovative”
Craig has also worked with our Board of Trustees to facilitate a review of our strategic plan through effective engagement with staff, students and parents. We have appreciated the expertise Craig has bought to this role.
Victoria has a lovely warm personality and listening to her advice and explanations of things was a breeze. She understands the demands of being a teacher, and therefore her suggestions were completely achievable.
Thank you for unpacking a very wordy document in a user-friendly way Victoria!!
This programme was to build our teachers’ capacity in giving students feedback on writing using teacher inquiry. The staff were well-supported and engaged in this process and have commented positively on having this opportunity to develop their practice.
During the year Rob also worked alongside our leadership team to develop a feedback model which they have used to support our teachers in the classroom.
Initially, he worked with our six team leaders to help them grow and develop their practice and to help with consistency across our very large school. He then went on to work with the DPs. This was an 18-month journey of professional learning and development tailored to suit our needs as well as the BoT and teachers council requirements.
Rob is an experienced ex Principal and is knowledgable and passionate about the work he does. He helped me gain insight into my strengths and how best to put them to work in my work. He is always approachable and easy to deal with while remaining professional and honest. If you are looking for an appraisal that will fit your schedule while helping you grow and develop not just tick boxes I recommend giving Rob at Learning Architects a call.
“…integral part of the appraisal process and the professional development of our SLT”
This coupled with a willingness to listen and problem solve together has seen us achieve results that are collectively owned.
Kāhui Ako o Wakatipu is well set up to collaborate and innovate.
Please keep in touch and we will work with you. The work you did has helped transform the way we work.
Rob Clarke sat in on our early management discussions and was able to co-construct a google on-line communication system. This system has been a building block for our Learning Community.
With simple ideas relating to naming protocols and filing to more complex google plus communities, Rob guided us through a process of development. We are by no means a finished product but we are currently functioning enthusiastically and building an effective learning community.
Thanks, Rob. Your knowledge of how schools work and how to blend possibilities with technology is unique and makes this sort of community building possible!
“Knowledge of how schools work and how to blend possibilities with technology is unique”
“leadership appraisal helped us identify our strengths individually and as a leadership team”