Purpose

This tool focuses on three connected dimensions which are important for school leaders when considering students with disability and additional learning needs and where you need to focus teaching and learning in your school:

  1. Leadership
  2. Capacity
  3. Delivery

Each of these dimensions are further divided to give you a more accurate picture of areas that could be further enhanced. It is designed to be completed prior to using the LL4A resources and again post implementation to gain data on how effective the impact has been for your school.

In less than five minutes you will have a clear picture of where you and your school need to focus effort when looking for improved outcomes for students with disability and additional learning needs.

Instructions

  1. Rate your knowledge and understanding of how your school currently operates in the field of teaching, learning and supporting students with disability and additional learning needs.
  2. If you would like to particpate in providing feedback on the overall effectiveness of the LL4A resources then add your contact details and press 'submit' at this point. Rest assured that we can not see your results.  Your contact details are striclty confidential and we will never share them with anyone but may contact you to seek feedback to improve our resources. 
  3. Press 'See Results' and your scores will be calculated and appear below
  4. Press 'Print' at the bottom of the page. Ready4 does not store your results so this step is important. Your print dialogue box allows you to either print a hard copy or save the results as pdf.

Get your colleagues to do the same and then share the results at your next meeting. 

Leading Learning 4 All Diagnostic

Below are a series of statements.
Rate how frequently your organisation meets what is described

1 Never     2 Rarely     3 Sometimes     4 Often     5 Always
1 When conditions demand we can and do respond decisively. 1   2   3   4   5
2 Our strategies for students with disability and additional learning needs are clear. 1   2   3   4   5
3 How we behave reflects our core values. 1   2   3   4   5
4 We make best use of all our staffs expertise. 1   2   3   4   5
5 We create effective multidisciplinary teams to meet the learning needs of all our students. 1   2   3   4   5
6 Our staff enthusiastically support our strategies for students with disability and additional learning needs. 1   2   3   4   5
7 Staff in our school go the 'extra mile' to deliver excellence for students with disability and additional learning needs. 1   2   3   4   5
8 The needs of our students and their families drive everything we do. 1   2   3   4   5
9 Our decision making is transparent. 1   2   3   4   5
10 We reward staff achievement in relation to teaching and learning. 1   2   3   4   5
11 What we do is driven by our shared view of the future. 1   2   3   4   5
12 Our staff work tirelessly to deliver our strategies. 1   2   3   4   5
13 When change is needed we seek to understand underlying root causes before taking action. 1   2   3   4   5
14 Our values determine the way that decisions are taken. 1   2   3   4   5
15 Rigorous analysis of data underpins our decision making. 1   2   3   4   5
16 We encourage creativity in individuals. 1   2   3   4   5
17 Our strategic intentions are always turned into clear action plans. 1   2   3   4   5
18 We use an inclusive process for developing teaching and learning. 1   2   3   4   5
19 Our projects are always delivered on time and within budget. 1   2   3   4   5
20 Senior management are focused on removing any barriers to the delivery of our vision. 1   2   3   4   5
21 The steps we will take to get to our vision are well understood. 1   2   3   4   5
22 Our communications with parents, other professionals and the community are excellent. 1   2   3   4   5
23 Leadership is distributed throughout the organisation and not restricted to the top 1   2   3   4   5
24 We are good at evaluating impact. 1   2   3   4   5
25 We manage for the future not simply for today no matter what pressure we are under 1   2   3   4   5
26 We work continuously to sustain the improvements that we have made and don't simply move on to the next thing. 1   2   3   4   5
27 We are good at developing all staff in the learning needs of students with disability and additional learning needs. 1   2   3   4   5

Your schools ratings

For each of the three dimensions we have included a further breakdown of your ratings to help you pinpoint where your school has capacity for development. To help we have briefly described each and indicated which of the LL4A resources could help you. Click on the links to find out more.
Leadership
We don't do
this at all
We barely
register
We could improve considerably Some room for improvement Outstanding
Vision Values Motivation
Having a clear vision for your organisation and a strategy to get there is crucial for all leaders. Initiatives should be aligned to this strategy, have unambiguous aims and be understood by all. Leaders need to be clear about what their organisations values are, how they want people to behave and always model these behaviours themselves. Leaders need to empower and support those involved in change in a way that liberates peoples' creativity.

If you want to improve your score take a look at Leadership Strategies or In Action

Capacity
We don't do
this at all
We barely
register
We could improve considerably Some room for improvement Outstanding
Flexibility Effort Skills
Schools need to be able to continuously adapt to new situations in new and creative ways. How well they do this is a measure of their health. Engaged staff care about the future of their school and are willing to invest discretionary effort or 'do what it takes' to get things done. All schools have amongst their staff people who could be great champions of inclusion. They simply need the tools and techniques of change, the opportunity to use them and the support of senior management.

If you want to improve your score take a look at Process, Personal Development, School Support Cards and In Action

Delivery
We don't do
this at all
We barely
register
We could improve considerably Some room for improvement Outstanding
Process Planning Communications
Using a proven process dramatically increases the likelihood of delivering the operational and cultural change you are looking for. Schools will often either over plan and under deliver, or under plan and their goals just remain a wish. Clear and concise messages, delivered through the right channels at the right time play a key role in the success of any initiative.

If you want to improve your score take a look at In Action, School Support Cards, and Resources