Gemma Goodyear | Principal
St John's Catholic Primary School

Gemma Goodyear, Principal, St John's Catholic Primary School

Gemma loves the idea of changing the image of ‘school’ now for now!!  This notion led to her BEd, Post Graduate studies, Masters of Education and now her PhD. Whilst leading a school community to move from ‘schoolification’ to ‘education’ she learns something new each day. As a happy and excited Primary School Principal, she has a strong belief in process not product ​for all.​ Processes to improve student outcomes, processes to improve teacher motivation​, enthusiasm and role satisfaction. Gemma strives for a culture of ‘value,’ inclusion and a workplace where conditions allow Educators to be or become designers.  Gemma describes the required changes in leadership to move from ​‘planning’ to ‘design.’​ She labels the conditions that have resulted in greater trust, value and belief amongst the Educators she works with. Ultimately Gemma shares her belief of voices, engagement and  the importance of why.


Day 2 @ 11:50

Teachers are designers today for school reform

● Living in the present for the future ● When we talk student engagement and student voice, we implicitly talk teacher engagement and teacher voice - let’s explicitly talk this?● Create educational places that ​ensure and expect us to think​, think in a way that is curious, critical, loving, controversial, NOT one of only giving content or ‘covering’● Create conditions to deconstruct and reconstruct pedagogy to transform is one that should dominate our conversations when discussing pedagogy
last published: 20/Mar/19 21:15 GMT

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