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Inspiring future principals to lead innovation and change

Published: 15 November 2018
More than 50 school executives took part in the first Aspiring Principals Leadership program, focussing on educational leadership instead of school administration.

The program aims to raise teaching standards across NSW. It consists of eight seminars over 12 months with one-on-one coaching and online learning. The attendees will receive credit towards a Master of Education (Educational Leadership) at the University of Wollongong. A total of 106 applicants have been selected so far.

The NSW Government is investing $50 million annually to provide school principals with more administrative support so they can focus on the heart of their role – teacher quality, leadership and student engagement.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the program will equip educators with leadership skills in core duties such as curriculum planning, student progress, teaching quality and student wellbeing.

“We know that the best school principals are those who are constantly working to lift student outcomes through improved teaching quality,” Mr Stokes said.

“This program will inspire and equip future principals to focus on the teaching capacity and strength of the schools they lead.”

Find out more about the Aspiring Principals Leadership program.

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