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School Assembly Episode 2: Setting short- and long-term goals
School Assembly Episode 2: Setting short- and long-term goals

In this second episode of our new podcast series School Assembly, we speak with Principal Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr about setting short- and long-term goals in the lead up to the opening of Dayton Primary School in Western Australia next year.

School Improvement Episode 41: Working collaboratively to improve student outcomes
School Improvement Episode 41: Working collaboratively to improve student outcomes

In this podcast, we’re joined by Trent Cowley, Principal at Kingston State School. Trent shares what it means to him to be a visible leader, how he’s working to build staff capacity, and the impact that his collaboration with other principals in the area has had on student outcomes.

School Assembly Episode 1: The journey so far
School Assembly Episode 1: The journey so far

Welcome to the very first episode of our new podcast series, School Assembly. In this series, we dive into what it’s like to build a school community from scratch, following Principal Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr as they prepare for the 2023 opening of their new primary school in Western Australia.

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.

School Improvement Q&A: The Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program
School Improvement Q&A: The Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program

Brisbane’s Brigidine College, Indooroopilly has changed the way it supports pre-service and early career teachers. In the second part of our Q&A with Allison Johansen (Assistant to the Principal, Professional Teaching and Learning) we find out more about the Pre-Service Teacher Fellowship Program and its positive impact.

School improvement Q&A: Supporting and retaining new teachers
School improvement Q&A: Supporting and retaining new teachers

Attending a professional learning event is a great way to reflect on what’s happening in your own school and improve practice. For leaders at this Brisbane college, it prompted a new approach to supporting and retaining pre-service and early career teachers. Find out more in today’s Q&A.

Student perception surveys: Supporting teachers to act on student feedback
Student perception surveys: Supporting teachers to act on student feedback

At Alawa Primary School in the Northern Territory, a culture has been built where the feedback that is provided in student perception surveys is prioritised by staff, and students know and understand the value of their feedback that is collected twice a year.

School Improvement Episode 39: Focusing on the priorities
School Improvement Episode 39: Focusing on the priorities

How have things changed for schools over the last two years of the pandemic, and what are the improvement priorities now for teachers, principals and communities on the ground? Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy joins us for the latest episode in our School Improvement podcast series.

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.