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School leadership: Cultivating collective efficacy
School leadership: Cultivating collective efficacy

What will it take to strengthen the pipeline of educators to take on the complex role of school leadership and cultivate collective efficacy to improve outcomes for all students? That’s the challenge at the heart of the Menzies School Leadership Incubator.

A creative approach to teacher recruitment
A creative approach to teacher recruitment

When recruiting staff for their foundation team, leaders at Dayton Primary School threw out the concept of traditional job interviews and instead enlisted the help of Joel Birch from Firebird Learning to host a recruitment session incorporating Lego Serious Play.

Teacher’s Bookshelf: Having strong school infrastructure
Teacher’s Bookshelf: Having strong school infrastructure

Teacher Wellbeing by Amy Green offers practical tools for teachers and leaders to unpack the many facets of teacher wellbeing. In this exclusive excerpt, Green explores the systems, structures and processes in schools that support teacher wellbeing and ensure we function properly.

Doing fewer things, better: The case for de-implementation
Doing fewer things, better: The case for de-implementation

‘De-implementation is the art and science of removing an approach, practice, initiative, or program that is no longer meeting student and school needs’. In this article, Evidence for Learning’s Susannah Schoeffel and Michael Rosenbrock share what there is to gain from de-implementation, and considerations for schools.

Podcast: School Assembly Episode 3: Planning
Podcast: School Assembly Episode 3: Planning

In this episode of our podcast series School Assembly, we speak with Principal Ray Boyd and Associate Principal Rachael Lehr about all things ‘planning’ in the lead up to the opening of Dayton Primary School in Western Australia next year.

Being taught by the same teacher twice – the impact on achievement and behaviour
Being taught by the same teacher twice – the impact on achievement and behaviour

Research analysing data on 1.3 million students and 50,000 teachers in the United States has demonstrated a positive impact on student academic achievement and behavioural outcomes when they are taught by the same teacher twice. Dr Leigh Wedenoja shares more details with Teacher in this article.

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 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.

Managing micro transitions in the classroom
Managing micro transitions in the classroom

When we think of transitions in education, often what comes to mind are the ‘macro’ transitions from home to early childhood settings, and then into school and beyond. But just as important are the everyday ‘micro’ transitions between spaces, activities and people. Here, we speak with Dr Loraine Fordham about why these transitions are important, and tips for educators to handle them sensitively.