As a school leader there are three things that are non-negotiable for me. First, I need all staff members and myself to feel safe at our school. I want a school climate in which people feel open and accepted and are free from harm from anyone or anything. This is non-negotiable. Second, I need all staff on campus to trust each other and myself. If there isn’t trust between staff members or staff members and myself, I need to have a serious look at why that is and address the problem. Trust is vital to moving forward and causing change. Without it, our school will not be at its best. Third, I need all staff and myself to have a growth mindset. Everyone needs to be willing and open to change to move our school and students forward. Having a growth mindset means we can see the potential and are willing to work to drive towards success. These are my non-negotiables. They need to be expected from me and my staff. If these are not met, we need to have a conversation. I believe a safe school, that has trust between its staff members, and a growth mindset, will allow anything to be accomplished.