Teachers Christian Fellowship of NSW: Conference papers DEVELOPING A SUPPORTIVE SCHOOL CONTEXT Rob Spence
DEVELOPING A SUPPORTIVE SCHOOL CONTEXT
Rob Spence, District Guidance Officer, Campbelltown
for Effective Change
Over my thirty-three years in education I have introduced a number of significant innovations in schools,
and systems changes at both local and regional levels. The model below is based on action research as to
why these innovations were successful. The five concepts for effective change can be applied to any
project within a school and not just in relation to behaviour management systems.
|Concept - Personalise Actions||Notes and script|
Try and establish a positive relationship
Talk with a cross section of people.
Ensure people can see a benefit for themselves.
Listen for the language used by others. Use the same language and terminology. Be wary of your own jargon.
Be prepared to make changes to your original plan.
It is usually not a good idea for your first encounter with people to be based on trying to make changes!!
“I am concerned about …”
“How would this benefit you?”
Once you tune into other staff you