• I established systems at Tannum State High School to foster communication with parents through digital technologies where parents (and students) are able to view unit plans and assessment requirements. I also implemented parental access to eLearn (BlackBoard) learning management system so parents are able to access course resources, blogs and journals as well as all of the other features of this system. This required obtaining special approval through the department head office.
• I instigated subject selection processes where both parents and students are actively involved in course selection through access to a range of staff. Structured student pathways are established focussing on the student’s aspirations but also their strengths and weaknesses which has resulted in improved course retention rates and better outcomes for students.
• As a Head of Year I have organised many parents/student information sessions to strengthen relationships with all staff and to offer transparency to parents in regards …show more content…
More than half of the school staff attended these workshops. I also planned and delivered many other professional development sessions on ICT’s and IT skills as well as effective pedagogy practices during student free days and other available staff meeting times. The topics and tools covered were derived from teacher feedback or departmental direction such as Learning management systems, Office 365, Office applications including SharePoint as well as many other web based