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.
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.
To increase the leadership capacity of principals in South Africa, Dr Louise van Rhyn founded a program named Partners for Possibility, which pairs business leaders with principals for a 12-month structured leadership development program.
New South Wales public school principal Hamish Woudsma recently returned from the professional learning trip of a lifetime – a six-day school leadership course at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. In today’s article, he shares what he learned during his time in Boston.
A New South Wales public school principal will join 180 educators from across the globe to participate in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Art of Leadership – Improving Schools course this month. In today’s article he shares what he hopes to learn from the experience and how it will benefit his school community.
Building teacher expertise involves school leaders providing staff with opportunities to continuously improve their skills and practices. It also means leading by example. Principal Julie Perry is a firm believer in attending PD sessions alongside her staff.
Dr Danny Steele, Principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in Alabama joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast. He discusses the role of a principal in maintaining a positive school culture, and the importance of genuinely listening to parents.
Jayne Heath is in her first year as principal at the Australian Science and Mathematics School in South Australia. Here, she explains the benefits of having a strong leadership succession plan in place and the impact on the wider school community.
School leaders play a crucial role in improving outcomes for students and the success of a school community. But, what happens when they leave? In today’s episode of School Improvement we’re talking about succession planning.
Research shows that learning from other educators is a great way to improve your own practice. Here are a few development options to explore.