Principals, School Leadership

The Principal, School Leadership role is designed to support the professional learning, wellbeing and ongoing capabilities of school leaders in NSW public schools.

The Principal, School Leadership role is designed to support the professional learning, wellbeing and ongoing capabilities of school leaders in NSW public schools.

Principals, School Leadership provide professional support to principals and school leaders to assist them in developing healthy and sustainable leadership practices.

Principals, School Leadership work full-time and are located in offices across NSW. They are available to support principals to build their leadership capabilities and organisational effectiveness to lead high quality NSW public schools.

Principals, School Leadership are experienced principals with wide ranging skills and extensive knowledge. They use a range of mentoring, coaching and professional learning approaches to build leadership capacity. The support provided by a Principal, School Leadership can be personalised to meet the individual needs of school leaders and where appropriate, this support may include confidential discussion.

The role of Principals, School Leadership

The role of Principals, School Leadership is to:

  • Coach and mentor principals of varying levels of experience to improve their professional practices.
  • Contribute to effective and sustainable leadership practices of principals by strategically supporting them to operate effectively in a multi-faceted role.
  • Support newly appointed, first-time principals to reflect on their professional practice and set goals using the Australian Professional Standard for Principals and the Leadership Profiles.
  • Provide differentiated assistance to principals in the management of their schools by developing their knowledge and understanding of instructional leadership, policy requirements and by developing their skills in resource management including finances, assets and staffing.
  • Support principals to lead effective, evidence-based improvement, innovation and change through the implementation of the School Excellence Policy.
  • Provide differentiated support to principals in their instructional leadership role by working with them to analyse evidence of student progress and achievement in order to assess the impact of teaching and learning.
  • Support principals to continuously improve teacher performance by developing principals? skills to coach and mentor staff and provide quality feedback in order to continuously build the capabilities of teachers and leaders.
  • Support principals in managing difficult and contentious operational and educational school-based issues.

As part of the 2017 School Leadership Strategy, all newly appointed principals are provided with a coach for up to two years

Further information

Principal, School Leadership information sheet (PDF 113KB)

Find your Principal, School Leadership representative:
Principal, School Leadership contact list

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