Hello, my name is David Casey and in my role as Regional Consultant of Sydney Catholic Schools I’ve been able to see first-hand the enormous benefits of conducting the Diagnostic Inventory of School Alignment throughout a number of our Catholic primary schools.
The rich data that is presented in an easy to digest fashion greatly assists schools in recognising the various perspectives of its stakeholders – namely its students, parents and staff. The data analysis is easy to understand and allows school leaders to gain valuable information that is vital to the process of strategically designing a vision for learning that is relevant to its community context.
As school principal, I have been involved in using the DISA to assist the school move forward in its attempt to create the optimum learning and teaching environment. Gathering the perceptions of all stakeholders allowed us to create an excellent platform from which to start purposeful planning. In my opinion, the Diagnostic Inventory of School Alignment is an excellent tool that enables relevant members of the school community to be heard, thereby giving them a voice and opportunity to be an integral part of the school’s planning process.