Developing a Culture of Inquiry – Leading with Curiosity and Courage

Thursday, 11 50 – 12 10

What do all great teachers and leaders have in common? A need to continue to question and inquire into their practice and the effectiveness of it. Having an inquiry mindset is essential to improved practice and student learning outcomes. But how do we refine this so that we are focusing on the right work and not driving ourselves crazy with questions, insight and continual change?

Finding the right question to inquire into is crucial – knowing what you want to work towards focuses your work and energies. Building this mindset in schools needs a leader who questions their own beliefs about education, welcomes and grows curiosity in their school and has the courage to tread the right path for their school context and community.