The 12 Components
Fourteen factors that determine the shape and quality of a school’s curriculum
(Ministry of Education)
1. Decide the purpose of schooling.

2. Identify values which you hold dear to as a school community

3. Engaging with external context

4. Include Everybody

5. Presencing

6. Develop a shared paradigm

7. Lead Appropriately for change.

8. Manage change and micro politics

9. Provide appropriate PD- get help if you need it.

10. Adapt structures and architecture

11. Evaluate regularly

12. A continually reinventing school
1. Collaborative engagement.

2. Community confidence in the school, its leadership, its teachers, and its processes.

3. A shared vision for students and their learning.

4. Understandings about what constitutes meaningful learning.

5. Understandings about learners and how meaningful learning happens.

6. Understandings about how meaningful learning is meaningfully assessed!

7. Structural decisions: subject-based, topic-based, or integrated?

8. Coverage decisions: “mile-wide, inch-deep” versus “inch-wide, mile-deep”?

9. Decisions on how the values, key competencies, and learning areas will interrelate.

10. Decisions on emphasis: process versus product?

11. Professional development.

12. Resources and resourcefulness.

13. Vulnerability to packaged “solutions”, posters, and silver bullets.

14. The quality of regular self-review and critical reflection.