Senior Leadership - Aspiring Principals Leadership Program

The Senior Leadership - Aspiring Principals Leadership Program (SL-APLP) develops the leadership capabilities of school and system leaders and helps improve student learning in our schools. Round 2 applications for Cohort 10 of the SL-APLP are now open.

About the SL-APLP

The SL-APLP is a 12-month professional learning program for aspiring principals and/or those seeking to enhance their leadership impact in their current senior leadership role.

The program is intensive, evidence-informed and action-oriented. It is for leaders who are already having an impact in schools and seek to expand their influence.

It consists of 9 leadership seminars delivered by international experts and outstanding practitioners through a blended model of face-to-face and online learning.

Participants analyse their current practice, develop new learnings and reflect on the impact of their leadership actions by leading an inquiry in their context guided by the School Leadership Institute Leadership for Learning frameworks.

Learning outcomes

Participants in the program will develop their capacity to lead school improvement by:

  • Enhancing leadership practice that impact on student learning

  • Leading collaborative inquiry to improve teaching and learning

  • Strengthening the personal and interpersonal qualities required to lead with influence


Our world-class program provides an exciting opportunity for established principals to support the leadership development of new and emerging leaders, while also enhancing their own knowledge and understanding.

Find out more about supporting program participants as a Principal Facilitator.

Participant feedback

I have recommended it to other leaders as something where, if you're considering a principalship, it really does prepare you.
It just took me to that whole next level of really knowing that I was on the right path and having the courage to really make decisions that were student-centred.
It has given me the confidence and the toolkit to really ask those questions and drive that deep thinking which is more student-centred.
Hear what some of our participants have to say about the program

Further reading

Additional information about the SL-APLP, including an application form and registration details, is available on our Leadership Resources pages (staff only).

More information

For more information, contact the School Leadership Institute at


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