09 Jun Strategic Objectives
Mission Statement, Desired Student Objectives.. and then the most critical things we need to do over the next eight years to achieve those outcomes. Here are the seven Strategic Objectives we are working on.(Please note that the wording and content is still under discussion.) Later on I’ll post some more detail about each of these areas, and the ideas for improvement we are garnering through staff workshops and other consultations (including this blog). These will then come together in Action Plans, which we will be writing towards the end of August ready for the Board AGM in September.
1. Vision and Leadership: Build the confidence of all Woodstock people – staff, parents, students, alumni, funders and partners – in a clear and compelling vision, and to continue to develop a strong sense of identity among all of us; to ensure excellent governance and leadership from the Board and Administration.
2. Recruit, develop, motivate and retain high-calibre staff: Woodstock will ensure that each year the School is fully and appropriately staffed, in accordance with our desired mix of qualifications, experience and national background.
3. Expand student diversity: Woodstock School will have a diverse student population in accordance with the Board’s objectives, and taking into account a variety of measures of diversity (e.g., national, geographical, cultural, religious, economic).
4. Enhance student learning: Strengthen the academic outcomes of students, and align them with the Desired Student Outcomes.
5. Enrich student experience: students graduating from Woodstock School will exhibit in greater measure the qualities historically associated with the school by demonstrating (a) commitment to service and leadership (b) engagement with the Himalayan and Indian environment. Here we will also be looking at a range of activities including music, arts, drama, scientific/social projects.
6. Build community: Woodstock will develop as a true learning community, exhibiting strong and supportive interpersonal relationships and evidencing mutual respect across cultures, faiths and economic circumstances. We’ll also seek to build across nations, forging links with schools and institutions worldwide who share our vision.
7. Cultivate our roots: Woodstock will strengthen its roots by fully engaging with the vibrant and diverse traditions which have made it so distinctive as a school:
- We will improve our communication and interaction with alumni worldwide, encouraging them to sustain the school through their counsel, through working or volunteering at the school, by maintaining their strong class links, and by offering financial support.
- We will honour our historic location in the Indian Himalaya by ensuring that Woodstock continues and develops its links with our host nation, and our commitment to celebrating, enjoying and sustaining our local environment.
- We will seek to understand our Christian tradition and, in an increasingly fragmented world, use its insights to build bridges and promote human values of respect and individual freedom.
Let us know what you think.