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.
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.
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.
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.
Nigel Brito decided to embark on the journey to become a Certified Practising Principal because he recognised the importance of formally demonstrating his skills and experience as a school leader.
A year on from his professional learning experience at Harvard University, Hamish Woudsma shares which elements of the course he’s been able to embed into the teaching and learning at his school.
Principal Pauline Kubat from Epping Views Primary School shares her approach to collaborative leadership, how she overcomes daily challenges as a school leader, and insights into her experience in the Principal for a Day 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.
In their new book I’m the Principal, authors Stephen Dinham, Kerry Elliott, Louisa Rennie and Helen Stokes use the Australian Professional Standard for Principals as a framework to consider key aspects and contributors to principal learning, action, influence and identity. In this extract they are exploring what it means to be a principal and the stressors they face.
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.