Strengthening Relationships What It Means
Niagara Children's Centre meets the needs of our students because the members of our school community work together effectively, collaboratively sharing personal talents and unique skills to accomplish our mission. A positive work environment that ensures that staff members have input into decisions affecting school operation will strengthen engagement and encourage innovation. We will support staff in their instructional practice, facilitate collaboration and encourage a focus on student needs, academic achievement and student well-being. A strong Board of Trustees with expertise in education, accounting, marketing, communication, law, human resources and research will provide effective governance, enhance school operations, strengthen community confidence, and ensure our viability and ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
Why It Matters
Niagara Children's Centre School is committed to excellence, and our ability to deliver exceptional educational programs and appropriate therapeutic supports is dependant on a high degree of collaboration and integration with both Niagara Children's Centre, and Community Health and Education partners. Our ability to maintain and resource the highest standards of programming for our students requires strong relationships with internal and external partners, and robust leadership to enable progress and innovation.
How Will We Get There?
- Actively engage staff to co-create a positive work environment
- Strengthen external relationships and partnerships
- Enhance Board governance
Goal 1: Strengthen Internal Relationships
- Co-Develop a Staff Engagement Strategy
Goal 2: Improve Communication and Enhance Working Relationship between Centre and School
- Work in collaboration with Centre managers to increase community awareness of the Centre and the Centre School work in conjunction, delivering educational programs for complex special needs children
Goal 3: Strengthening Community Confidence through Enhanced Board Governance
- Review Board Trustees to strengthen oversight