The purpose of the Self Assessment Tool for Aspiring Leaders is to enable potential school leaders to assess their practices in reference to the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for individuals aspiring to the role of principal/vice-principal in addition to informal leadership positions in the province of Ontario. Derived from competencies and practices within the Ontario Leadership Framework (OLF), the approach is evidence-based, giving aspiring leaders the opportunity to reflect upon and cite evidence of the experiences that have contributed to their leadership development. The use of this tool will enhance the clarity and purpose of leadership development in all school districts. The development of a strong base of teacher leaders with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and implement change will assist boards in making changes that are needed to improve student achievement. The Self Assessment Tool for Aspiring Leaders gives teachers examples of classroom, school and system/community leadership practices needed to achieve the three provincial education priorities of: high levels of student achievement; reduced gaps in student achievement; and increased public confidence in publicly funded education. Using the tool for personal reflection, teachers can reflect upon their own practice and develop a growth plan for continued leadership development.
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