2-031 Course
Strategic Planning Toolbox

This toolbox provides a range of tools, templates and thinking prompts to assist you to identify the most important priorities for the improvement of your ECE service that will be included in your strategic and annual plans. We have also included a number of exemplars and how to guides to support you to format your priorities in ways that create user friendly working documents that can be used to drive improvements in teaching and quality outcomes for children.

This toolbox is for you if;
  • You are in a position in your ECE service where you are responsible for developing Strategic plans.
  • You are looking for some guidance for creating an effective strategic plan that will meet current ERO & MOE expectations.
  • You want to feel confident and empowered to write an effective strategic plan.

Presented by Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)
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What others have to say about this course  

A very well presented course with great explanations of how to begin and follow through a strategic plan.
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The course has helped me feel more confident with strategic planning. This is my first time as a Head Teacher being fully involved in the process. We are a community kindergarten and a governed by a management board, which is why I need to feel comfortable and confident with strategic planning. It is unfortunate for many kaiako that they are not involved in a lot processes from the start of their teaching practice. I had been teaching for at least 10 years before being aware of some practices.
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Gave me a greater understanding of annual planning and strategic planning, and how to incorperate NELP and Te Ara Poutama
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About the Course Creator

Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)

Barbara is a qualified early childhood and primary teacher and has owned and managed early childhood centres. Having worked as part of the EC Professional Support team at the Faculty of Education for 7 years, she has strong links with The University of Auckland. While in this role Barbara facilitated a variety of workshops and programmes for a wide range of ECE services and also lectured on a number of ECE papers.

Barbara has a passion for supporting teachers to make effective links between theory and practice. Her Masters thesis focused on leadership and adult education and her PhD investigated how induction and mentoring programmes are enacted in education and care services. Barbara works with centre leaders as a mentor, coach and external appraiser.