A Transformational School Management System
Use of the Indigo Schools Framework inspires the school community to align and address the needs, interests and potential of every student, and gathers deep insights into the health of a school as a live operating system. It is a school management system that focuses all of the school’s operational work on achieving excellence as the norm in student progress and achievement, and enables every member of the school community to adopt a continuous improvement mindset, inspiring a drive to a preferred future.
Securing Needs, Exploring Interests and Leveraging Potential
Applying the Indigo Schools Model identifies how well your school does its job and what the priorities for improvement are. The process challenges participants and the school community to dynamically evolve towards a preferred future through a simple, coherent framework that leapfrogs your school to excellence and enables you to realise your potential as an educational professional and leader.
The world is evolving quickly – schools need to as well.
Five Core Themes
The Indigo Schools Framework guides educators to generate enough evidence to make an informed judgement about how ‘good’ a school is, and identify the steps needed to improve it. The themes in the framework are flexible and easily adapted to reflect the particular interests of concerned parties such principals, teachers and curriculum managers or members of a school board.
1. Six Phases of School Development
The Six Phases of School Development describe the evolution of a school from a traditional model of education to one that is future-ready. This process is described as a transition from Fragmented, to Formalised and then Focused.
2. Five Levels of Work
Seven levels of problem-solving complexity frame the work done in a school, and five levels of work must align to optimise the health of its operating system. The levels of work relate to the degree of abstraction associated with the work performed in each role.
3. Five Critical Questions
In effective schools, learners and staff members understand the requirements of their role and take responsibility for their performance and what they achieve. A simple review consisting of five basic questions is outlined to assist in this process.
4. Seven Operational Dimensions
These seven dimensions most strongly influence the quality of a school’s offerings and services. The seven dimensions are interconnected and interdependent, and are essential to any healthy education and learning system.
5. The Dynamic Cycle
The stages in the Dynamic Cycle are similar to those used by capable people to address complex problems in the world of learning, work, and in the roles they will play throughout their lives.
Articles that Keep Educators Informed
Our articles identify trends in how work, life and opportunity are evolving and accelerating, and serve to highlight why schools need to evolve as well. We’ve used a multitude of sources to investigate the global economy, the future of work, skills shortages, growth industries, exponential technologies and disruptive innovations. The sum of this work is a series of insights into where opportunities lie, which industries and jobs to consider studying or working in, and how to benefit from the enormous opportunities that exist.
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