Published: Friday, 31 July 2015 10:29
Auckland Girls' Grammar School has a long and proud history of empowering young women to achieve their potential, in order to continue this fine tradition we need to carefully plan for the future development of the school. When the current board was elected in 2013 it was largely comprised of new members. The Board felt that this presented a timely opportunity to take stock and undertook a number of internal reviews and surveys and an extensive review of the school to inform the next strategic plan.
We are proud to say we have made every effort to examine all aspects of what makes AGGS tick - to know our strengths and where we can improve. The information we now have is the culmination of a comprehensive school review underpinned by independent external expertise and stakeholder consultation.
A good strategic plan is essential to retaining the excellent teaching staff we have at AGGS, to realise the dreams our parents have for their daughters and to engage our students both now and in the future. The Strategic Plan is a 3-5 year document and has been at the core of the Board's work stream for much of the past 2 years.
Strategic Plan Consultation Update
Following an initial consultation period of nearly 6 weeks the deadline for feedback on the draft Strategic Plan closed on Friday 11 September. The response has been overwhelming and the Board is delighted with the level of engagement and feedback. Over 200 people in total attended a consultation meeting of some kind and the process prompted additional meetings convened and facilitated by students and staff and the Board.
Community consultation meetings successfully facilitated attendance and participation of communities that live long distances from the school and we will be looking to repeat this approach for future consultations and discussions.
Valuable feedback has been received and we are grateful to those who have taken the time to do so - over 100 surveys, emails and submissions were received before the feedback closed on Friday.
The Board will now convene and work through the responses which will be collated and considered over the next 2 weeks. An edited Draft Strategic Plan will be made available online on Monday 28th for a further phase of consultation up until Wednesday 7 October. The Final Strategic Plan is planned for adoption in the first 2 weeks of Term 4.