Guidelines for writing reports

All recipients of a Leadership Fellowship are required to provide a report of their research study within 90 days of completing the study. It is usual for the report to be approximately 3,000 words in length, but must not be more than 5,000 words. Unfortunately photos cannot be included in the report.

When writing for the NSW Department of Education it is important that the style used is appropriate and spelling and grammar accurate. As the report will be placed on the internet, abbreviations should not be used. The document will be edited by the Leadership and High Performance directorate and changes discussed with you before it is approved. Intellectual property lies with the department. The approved report will be placed on the department's website.

It is recommended that you ask a colleague to act as a critical friend throughout the fellowship process. Such a person can provide you with comments about your research questions and your report. It is vital that your report is proof-read before it is submitted.

The conditions of the Leadership Fellowships include statements related to reports. It is the recipients' responsibility to ensure that these conditions are met.

The following references are useful:
Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS), Style Guide, sixth edition, 2002.

If you have any questions when you are writing your report please contact:
Leadership and High Performance Directorate
Phone 02 9266 8525 or email

What is the required report format?

The Leadership Fellowship report format template (DOCX 75KB) has been provided for you to write your report and change the date. Advice has been provided in each section. Please over-write the advice when you construct your report. We require the report in Arial size 12 font.

Previous reports

Leadership Fellowship award reports from previous years:

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