It is the St Teilo’s ambition to be a system leader in bringing about positive change. If ours are the eyes through which Christ looks with compassion on the world and the feet with which He walks to do good, then we must start things, and grow things, to create a better life for ourselves and others.
Our charter, based on Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s ‘six keys’, describes the levers to leading positive change and serves to encourage leaders, teams and pupils to let God’s promises shine on the injustices and difficulties we seek to resolve.
- Show up, meaning you are important. God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. Trust that your presence matters and can make a difference.
- Speak up, meaning use your voice. There is no one who is insignificant in the purpose of God. Be confident to ask questions, shape the agenda and give a new perspective.
- Look up, meaning keep your eyes on Christ. The greater your knowledge of the goodness and grace of God in your life, the more likely you are to praise Him in the storm. Know what you stand for and elevate others.
- Team up, meaning don’t try to do it alone. If God is your partner, make your plans big! Rely on others and build a sense of cooperation and collaboration.
- Never give up, meaning persist until done. God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies. Keep going and be flexible in your approach – but inflexible in your persistence.
- Lift others up, meaning share success. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. Give praise generously, share credit – and smile!
Our charter encourages the type of deliberate practice which brings about meaningful and sustainable change in our school and beyond. It is the #TeamTeilo way.