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Title: Innovation and Excellence

Innovation and Excellence Teaching and Learning
Coaches and Ultranet Trainers

The Program
  • This is an exciting program which will make a
    difference in schools and in classrooms
  • We need it to make a significant difference our
    students are relying on it
  • Times are changing but many classrooms are not
    we need to be a conduit of change
  • We need to coach teachers so that their students
    learn how to enquire, think, research and become
    a part of our modern society


The Previous Situation
  • We currently have educators associated with each
    school in SMR.
  • Bayside 2
  • Berwick 6
  • Cranbourne 4
  • Dandenong 3
  • Frankston 5
  • Glen Eira 3
  • Kingston 3
  • Inner South 3
  • Mornington 6
  • Springvale 3

Distribution is approximately equal for all
schools. Total educators 38
The 2008 Situation
  • In SMR, coaches will focus on
  • Maths and Science
  • School improvement
  • Youth Commitment
  • Building teacher and school capacity
  • The Ultranet
  • Regeneration projects

The 2008 Situation

Regeneration Projects
The Ultranet
Maths and Science
School Improvement
Teacher Capacity
Major Focus Maths and Science outcomes
Improving Student Outcomes
Specialist Schools T L
Youth Commitment Later Years
Accountabilities Teaching Learning Coaches
  • To coach and mentor teachers in a one-to-one
  • To build teachers disciplinary and pedagogical
    content knowledge and their repertoire of high
    quality teaching practices.
  • To collaborate with teachers to plan and deliver
    curriculum and to provide feedback on the quality
    of curriculum delivery.
  • To support teachers to implement differentiation
    of curriculum to meet the diverse needs of
    students in their class.
  • To support teachers to develop rich assessment
    tasks and to utilise data effectively to inform
    curriculum planning and delivery and to monitor
    student learning.
  • To promote and implement existing DEECD policy
    and resources.
  • To assist participating schools to implement
    practices that sustain improvement beyond the
    funded period of the initiative.

Accountabilities Ultranet Coaches
  • To deliver high quality role based training to
    Ultranet users across the region including
    Principals, teachers, SSOs, regional and central
    office personnel.
  • To work directly with the Ultranet System
    Integrator learning how to effectively use the
    Ultranet system as a Super User in role based
  • To monitor effectiveness of training delivery and
    provision of support and to use this knowledge to
    improve on future delivery of training
  • To provide high level support for the DoE
    Ultranet through provision of appropriate
    processes and activities in an efficient and
    timely manner.
  • To work collaboratively as part of a team in
    delivering training about the Ultranet.

Employment Issues
  • Teaching and Learning Coaches and Ultranet
    Trainers - LT1 salary Salary Maintenance
  • The Team Leaders - AP1 salary paid as higher
    duties (Julie, Leonie, David, Angeliki)
  • There will be four team leaders across the Region
  • At the end of the 2 years, the coaches and
    trainers will return to their school unless the
    program is rolled over
  • Two to four or more coaches at a base school
  • All coaches will be paid from SMR Greg Ivill is
    the reference for HR issues

Laptops and Phones
  • These will be provided to coaches and trainers
  • Keep your notebook until the new one arrives!
  • Mobiles available from day 1 from SMR

Professional Development of Coaches
Approx 3 days of induction and 7 days of
PD provided by SMR
8-10 days of professional development
provided by the Centre
Some PD will be during school holidays
Management of Coaches
Program overseen by SDU Manager
Program focus area focus
Sub Region Management Team SEOs / Network
Chairs / SDU Staff Member / Team Leader
  • Ultranet Management
  • Likely to have a central focus
  • Also managed in the Sub Region

Management of Coaches
Manager Responsible For
Sub- Region Management Team Program of interventions by coach across the sub-region Accountability of the coaches
Team Leader Day to day issues including location, travel, etc.
SDU Manager Professional development and overall team meetings
Base School Principal Facilities (such as desk, computer, etc), salary payment, CASES and HRMS entries
Does the school have the capacity to improve?
What are the areas that can be improved?
What data do we have that shows the need
to improve?
Which coach is most appropriate for the
school and the issue?
What is the time frame for improvement?
What data will be collected to show
the improvement?
Memorandum Of Understanding developed
Coach and school work together
Key Points
  • Schools need to have the capacity to have a coach
  • The Principal must actively support the program
  • The coach is to be supported by the school
  • An MOU will be in place for each school
  • The school will provide any materials required in
    the program
  • PD will be paid for by the school/Region
    depending on what it is

Key Points
  • The school will need to know the data they wish
    to improve
  • Data is to be made available to the coach
  • If problems occur, see your team leader asap
  • The team leader and the SEO will address problems
    with the school
  • Team meetings will be conducted regularly by the
    team leader and/or the SDU

Managing Change
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Links to Strategic Plan
Innovation And Excellence Program
Memorandum Of Understanding
Annual Implementation Plan
Strategic Plan
In 2008, the Innovation and Excellence Program in
SMR will operate out of three sub-regions
Inner Sub-Region Bayside, Kingston Glen Eira
Inner South Networks
Outer Sub-Region Berwick, Cranbourne Dandenong
Springvale Networks
Peninsula Sub-Region Frankston
Mornington Networks
The 2008 Situation
Network Schools Primary Secondary Special Other
Bayside, Glen Eira, Inner Sth Kingston 80 55 17 6 1
Frankston Mornington 73 54 13 5 1
Berwick, Cranbourne, Dandenong Springvale 103 77 21 4 1

The 2008 Situation
Network Students SFO Math Methods AIM Maths Year 7
Bayside, Glen Eira, Inner Sth Kingston 33700 0.32 28.8 4.0
Frankston Mornington 34700 0.46 25.8 4.0
Berwick, Cranbourne, Dandenong Springvale 47900 0.60 26.3 3.9
The 2008 Situation

Inner Sub-Region Bayside, Kingston, Glen Eira, Inner South 11 Includes 2 Ultranet, 1 Youth Commitment
Peninsula Sub-Region Frankston, Mornington 12 Includes 2 Ultranet, 1 Youth Commitment
Outer Sub-Region Berwick, Cranbourne, Springvale, Dandenong 17 Includes 3 Ultranet, 1 Youth Commitment
Variable 3 Regeneration
Specialist Schools 1 Teaching and Learning

Innovation and Excellence Teaching and
Learning Coaches and Ultranet Trainers