Leadership

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School Improvement Episode 28: Refocusing teaching and learning
School Improvement Episode 28: Refocusing teaching and learning

Since 2018, a Tasmanian primary school has been on a journey of school improvement which as seen significant progress in student engagement and achievement, as well as staff retention and teacher welfare. The Principal and Assistant Principal join us in this podcast to discuss how this was achieved.

Teacher's bookshelf: Leadership and trust
Teacher's bookshelf: Leadership and trust

In Principled, Dr Paul Browning draws on his own research and more than 20 years of school leadership experience to offer advice on ‘the 10 key practices that can help executives build and develop skills to become more trustworthy leaders’. This extract for Teacher readers is taken from the chapter titled ‘Offering trust’.

My experience as a Learning Specialist
My experience as a Learning Specialist

The introduction of the Learning Specialist role, as part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, has allowed experienced teachers to support colleagues to improve their practice, while still being able to remain in the classroom. In today’s reader submission, Nicole Kelly, a Learning Specialist at Ararat Primary School in Victoria, shares her experience.

Leadership: Creating connections with families
Leadership: Creating connections with families

Melanie Macmillan, Principal of Warwick Farm Public School, shares how her experience in The Principals’ Centre in Australia: Leadership for School Excellence program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education strengthened her professionally as a school leader, but it also helped her to understand how she could better support the needs of families at her school.

School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement
School Improvement Episode 23: Reporting student progress and achievement

St Helena Secondary College in Victoria embarked on a journey to improve the quality and accuracy of teacher judgements on their student reports, in order to better reflect student achievement. We’re joined by Kate Williams to hear about the process and where they’re at on their journey.

Improving a school reporting system
Improving a school reporting system

Teachers and school leaders spend considerable effort and time writing and checking student reports, but how effective are they in communicating student learning? We speak to principal Anthony Hockey about what he found when considering this question in his school context.

Professional learning: Improving mentoring skills
Professional learning: Improving mentoring skills

Educators across New South Wales converged on Sydney to take part in an annual accreditation panel organised by the Association of Independent Schools NSW that involved assessing applications from their colleagues seeking recognition as Experienced Teachers.

Networking with local schools to improve teaching
Networking with local schools to improve teaching

To provide staff the opportunity to give and receive feedback, this Principal set out to develop close networks with other schools to increase staff interaction with their peers. As a result, student engagement and teacher confidence have improved.

Building whole-school consensus and commitment
Building whole-school consensus and commitment

At a school with high mobility of staff and students, building a whole-school culture of consensus and commitment is crucial. During her three years as principal at Batchelor Area School in the Northern Territory, Robyn Thorpe strived to achieve just this.

The Research Files Episode 53: Building a school reading culture
The Research Files Episode 53: Building a school reading culture

How do schools go about building a supportive reading culture? To answer this question, Dr Margaret Merga went straight to the source – teacher librarians – to gain their valuable insights into the factors that enable and constrain the development of a whole school reading culture. Here, we explore her findings.