School Leadership

ACT School Leadership Hub

The School Improvement Group has developed a Leadership Hub where resources have been made available to provide guidance and support for school leaders during our COVID-19 response period. The site features guidance documents developed by various ESO branches, readings and research, a space for schools to share effective practices and a space for all leader professional learning over term 2.

The AITSL Professional Practice Lenses in the Principals Standard map the different areas of school leadership and the guidelines and ESO support documented in each phase has been organised using those five Professional Practice lenses.

The site is designed as both a Google site and a Google Drive with access provided to all school leaders and ESO leaders with an @ed.act.edu.au login via the Leadership Hub link.

Leadership Capability Series - 2019 - Leading Edge Conference

Empowered Learning Professionals Leadership Plan 2018-2021

Leadership plan goal: Strengthen the capability of school leaders at all levels to have the maximum impact on teaching and learning.

The five key improvement strategies to achieve this goal are outlined below:

  1. Increase the capacity of school leaders to create the culture, structures and conditions for others to know their impact and respond to student outcomes
  2. Deepen the pedagogical and curriculum expertise of leaders of all levels
  3. Develop the management and leadership skills of Principals and Business Managers, including business and strategic acumen
  4. Support and strengthen leadership wellbeing
  5. Develop the instructional leadership capabilities of leaders in the Education Support Office and curate a suite of School Improvement services.

Outcome: Every child and young person in our schools will equitably participate in high quality learning with highly effective teachers.

School Leadership Capability Framework

The Capability Framework aligns the capabilities associated with school leadership positions to the five professional practices in the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

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  1. Leadership Forum ppt icon (20Mb)
  2. Professor Dinham’s slide deck
  3. Reflections handout – to complete and bring to your week 3 Network Meeting
  4. Glynis Steward ‘Dinner Chat’ from the 2018 HALT Summit
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School Leadership Forum - 2017

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School Leadership Forum - 2016

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Teacher Scholarships Program

The ACT Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial support to ACT teachers and school leaders within the Education Directorate to undertake further education, training and/ or research aligned to current Directorate priorities that will lead to an improvement in student learning outcomes.

Applications for Cohort 26 of the teacher scholarships program are now closed.

For further information please contact the Teacher Scholarship Secretariat via professional.learning@act.gov.au or ext 54360.

Postgraduate and Further Study Options for Supporting Students with Complex Needs and Challenging Behaviours

Below are some examples of postgraduate and further study options in the area of students with complex needs and challenging behaviours. Principals and their staff are encouraged to research and engage in courses that will best suit the professional needs of staff.

Post Graduate Courses

Other Study Options

  • Certificate IV in Education Support

This course is focussed on Learning Support Assistant staff; it can provide specialisation skills and competencies for teachers in disability support settings.

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

Funding Support Options

  • Teacher Scholarships Program, advertised in Schools Bulletins
  • School professional learning fund allocation

The Aspiring Leaders Program

Cohort 2 have successfully completed the program

Cohort 2 of the Aspiring Leaders Program have successfully completed the program. Participants presented their action research project and received certificates acknowledging their achievements on Wednesday 21 March at HBCTL.

The Aspiring Leaders Program is an opportunity for a select number of ACT School Leader B, School Leader C, and classroom teachers in leadership roles to be actively involved in a high-quality professional learning program delivered by the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education.

The Program aims to enhance the contemporary understanding, skills, attributes and knowledge of leadership that contribute to student, school and system improvement.

Participants undertook a series of workshops with eminent educational experts; conducted action research projects investigating a problem of practice within their school context; participated in personalised reflective learning; and were matched with an identified system leader within the ACT education system to form a mentor relationship.

Links

  • AITSL’s Leadership Profiles

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