As a result of detailed work with Headteachers and leadership teams in schools, the EXite model has been designed to help leaders identify the current context of technology in education; understand the current state in school; determine the possible and then preferred state and develop a coherent and manageable plan that will work in their school. With expert input, challenge and support, the programme offers aunique development opportunity that is undeprinned by an online resource covering nine key areas that leaders and their teams need to consider and plan for. They address issues of leadership, learning and the management of learning in the context of technology.
The programme is highly facilitated and supported and consists of:
- Pre-programme information and preparatory self-review
- Face-to-Face Launch (Day 1) together with fellow cohort members (primary or secondary)
- Access to the on-line EXite resources
- Timed release of resources and topics to help address priorities
- Contact with programme leaders between the Face-to-Face days
- Face-to- Face Refresh (Day 2) combining primary and secondary cohorts
- EXite Alumni membership at the end of the programme, to continue to learn with each other and engage with new cohorts as they come on board
These stages are supported and exemplified by excellent online resources and a wealth of information including best practice examples. The EXite model takes a strategic view of these issues and then enables school leaders to focus on specific areas that are relevant to their needs and bring in team members as they see fit.
The EXite model
The EXite programmes
The core EXite programme provides excellent support and challenge to leaders in exploring these areas over a period of one term.
The design of the programme sees a one-day face-to-face event with fellow delegates from other schools where the overall model is explored, time is taken to reflect on the current state in your school, consider the preferred state and areas for attention. Delegates are introduced to and enrolled into the on-line portal and resources and supported by the EXite team to develop plans, priorities and to exploit the resources available. Delegates also join the EXite forum and can remain members of the EXite Alumni joining other leaders from other EXite programmes. Toward the end of the term, delegates join together for a second face-to-face event this time with members from another EXite programme to share experiences and develop wider connections.
The distributed EXite programme (EXite-D) also addresses the EXite model but operates on a distributed basis.
EXite-D starts with a one-day high quality event for school leaders to explore the EXite model to reflect on the current state in school, consider the preferred state and areas for attention. As a result of joining this one-day event, delegates are then eligible to nominate key staff from their school to attend subsequent face-to-face topic events that will look at 2 EXite Modules each time. This allows leaders to share developments and learning across their leadership teams and for key staff to address key topics. Typically, there will be up to 4 topic events scheduled per term and attendance will enable staff to enrol into the on-line portal and access resources and also become members of the EXite forum and Alumni.
The EXite Services (EXite-S) are designed to respond to local needs in schools or group of schools.
They range from whole school review to topic based sessions and assessments. Supported by highly experienced professionals, these follow the construct of the EXite model and provide localised, contextual support in-school. The EXite team will be pleased to discuss individual school needs and design a package that is right for each school.
If you would like us to deliver an EXite programme for a group of schools in a specific area, please register your interest here.
To talk to a member of the team about further EXite Services, please click here.