6 Summary

There is great variety in the level and range of resources available to schools, but as a school leader you can take action not only to better manage your limited resources, but also to turn available resources into learning tools. An audit of current and potential resources is a good place to start but you need to remain conscious of how far resources you identify are equally accessible by all your students. The use of resources is directly linked to learning outcomes for students. You started to consider how to motivate your staff, students and other stakeholders. You can work collaboratively with them on the goals that you have created for your school in this unit. So, armed with these ideas and tools, you can now lead your school towards a resource-rich learning environment that makes best use of the circumstances and realities of your school.

This unit is part of the set or family of units that relate to the key area of transforming teaching-learning process (aligned to the National College of School Leadership). You may find it useful to look next at other units in this set to build your knowledge and skills:

  • Leading improvements in teaching and learning in the elementary school
  • Leading improvements in teaching and learning in the secondary school
  • Leading assessment in your school
  • Supporting teachers to raise performance
  • Leading teachers’ professional development
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Developing an effective learning culture in your school
  • Promoting inclusion in your school
  • Leading the use of technology in your school.

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