Leadership

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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.

School leadership: Leading from the front
School leadership: Leading from the front

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.

Instructional leadership: Refining the model
Instructional leadership: Refining the model

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.

Leadership Q&A: Leading by example
Leadership Q&A: Leading by example

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.

Principal reflections: The Harvard experience
Principal reflections: The Harvard experience

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.

Teacher's bookshelf: I'm the Principal
Teacher's bookshelf: I'm the Principal

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.

School leadership: Professional learning at Harvard
School leadership: Professional learning at Harvard

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.