Another busy week supporting our school leaders

It’s the end of another busy week for the School Leadership Institute as we supported hundreds of Education colleagues through seminars, conferences and school visits.

This week saw the final leadership seminar for the first group of newly appointed principals taking part in our Growing Great Leaders program. This group of 87 first-time principals started their roles in very challenging circumstances, including COVID-19 and for many schools, bushfires and floods.

Despite this they remained committed to GGL and we have enjoyed sharing their learning journey as they grew into their roles over the past year.

We also held the first of our two annual Deputy Principal Induction Conferences this week, with participants receiving an induction into their role as deputy principals in NSW public schools.

The two-day conference was held online and included sessions on the first Deputy Principal Role Description, leadership with agility, key legal issues and Aboriginal education.

Our School Leadership Identification Framework (SLIF) team was also busy visiting schools taking part in the 2021 pilot program. Our team briefed school staff on how to use the SLIF to help identify and develop future school leaders.

We also participated in the department’s Phoenix Conference which brought together around 300 staff from bushfire-affected schools. The conference included workshops and speeches covering topics such as leading through a crisis, digital learning, and wellbeing.

And we are very excited that next week will see the first sessions for our new Managing Leadership Complexity program, with around 400 principals, deputy principals and middle leaders taking part.

Image: The SLI team visiting staff at Kensington Public School this week
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