A commitment to growth takes time, effort and mutual support.” “Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk of strategies plus allies in learning.
— Dweck, C. S. (2006)

The Senior Leader in PGiA is the school Principal, Head of Unit or Director who has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational direction of the area. The Senior Leader leads the use of PGiA as a framework to develop a performance growth culture by modelling it’s use for the community so that teachers seek to know the impact they have on students they teach and staff seek to know the impact they have on services they provide. Senior Leaders do this by:

  • Ensuring staff understand their context including the strategic system, directorate/school and team goals and priorities and how they align with collective and individual performance goals.
  • Ensuring all staff have an up to date role description and can assess performance in order to develop targeted performance growth plans.
  • Ensuring time is provided for all staff to learn and grow in role.
  • Valuing learning in role and enabling opportunities for learning that addresses individual and collective learning needs aligned to the 70:20:10 approach: 
    • Includes opportunities for collaborative enquiry, peer observation and feedback
    • Has a practical application to the work
    • Has a requirement for Individuals to change an aspect of practice and collect evidence of learning and impact
    • Includes opportunities for reflection on learning, challenging and extending performance tasks and growing professionally.
  • Reviewing and approving performance growth plans. 
  • Reviewing portfolio evidence and endorsing an Individual’s performance growth once per year.