Leadership

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Photo story: Building a school community from scratch
Photo story: Building a school community from scratch

For the past 7 months, Principal Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr have been growing the school community for their new school, West Swan (Dayton) Primary School (planning name), as it’s built in Perth, Western Australia. In today’s photo story, we share some of the key moments from their journey so far.

Providing purposeful feedback to teachers
Providing purposeful feedback to teachers

When you last received feedback on your practice, were you given actionable steps to help you improve? A new large-scale study which analysed written feedback provided to early-career teachers in the US has found that receiving goal-setting and actionable feedback is rare.

The Research Files Episode 73: Exploring high-impact leadership in regional, rural and remote schools
The Research Files Episode 73: Exploring high-impact leadership in regional, rural and remote schools

What makes leadership impactful in regional, rural and remote schools? In this episode of The Research Files, we chat with Scott Eacott, unpacking some of the concepts covered in his recent research on leadership in regional, rural and remote schools.

Lessons from collaborative school design – the possibilities and potential risks
Lessons from collaborative school design – the possibilities and potential risks

Involving leaders, teachers, students, families and the wider community in the design and build of schools is relatively commonplace nowadays. However, a new study from the UK highlights that ‘collaboration in itself does not necessarily lead to effective innovation,’ sharing lessons learnt from three schools.

Infographic: Principal health and wellbeing
Infographic: Principal health and wellbeing

The annual Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey 2021 data show school leaders continue to experience negative health and wellbeing. In this infographic, we explore the survey results for various aspects of health and wellbeing.

School leadership: Promotion and planning for successful recruitment
School leadership: Promotion and planning for successful recruitment

As a school leader, planning strategically for recruitment can be a complex issue, and the pandemic may have escalated problems with staffing needs in your school even further. Here, former school leader and educational consultant Gail Smith shares her tips for successful recruitment.

School Improvement Episode 37: Leadership, strategic planning and mentoring
School Improvement Episode 37: Leadership, strategic planning and mentoring

Our guest for this episode of School Improvement is Judith Weir, Principal of Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC) Heidelberg. We caught up with her at the start of the school year here in Australia, to talk about leadership, strategic planning, how to balance competing priorities, the impact of COVID on student wellbeing and the importance of professional mentoring.

Six features of high-performing school playgroups
Six features of high-performing school playgroups

School playgroups benefit children, their families, schools and communities. New Australian research has identified six key features of high-performing school playgroups.

Teacher time pressures ‘impacting effective classroom practice’
Teacher time pressures ‘impacting effective classroom practice’

An overwhelming majority of teachers don’t get enough time to prepare for effective classroom practice or high-quality lesson planning, according to new Australian research. The Grattan Institute report says teaching quality is suffering and students are losing out.

Helping teachers and students reset for 2022
Helping teachers and students reset for 2022

'As we approach the third year of the pandemic, it’s crucial that teachers and students have the opportunity to reset for the school year ahead.' In our latest reader submission, Dr Tom Brunzell shares tools and strategies from trauma-informed and strengths-based practice that can be used to support teacher wellbeing and ensure students are ready to learn.