School Leadership Development Strategy

School leaders play a vital role in providing every student in NSW public schools with a great education and the best start in life. They have a significant impact on classroom results, guide teacher development, and lead engagement with their school community.

About the strategy

The School Leadership Development Strategy (SLDS) was released in December 2021 and outlines how we will continue to build great leadership across the NSW public system.

The strategy sets out how the School Leadership Institute (SLI) will invest in school leaders and support their growth at every stage of their career through a range of professional development programs and resources.

We know how important leadership is in improving results. We are committed to giving our current and future leaders the world-class, future-focused leadership development programs and tools they need to continue their great work in our schools.

Since the strategy was released, the SLI has expanded the range of programs and resources available to all current and aspiring leaders. Details of these can be found on role-specific web pages as well as our staff-only pages.

More information

For more information, contact the School Leadership Institute at


  • Teaching and learning


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  • School Leadership Institute
  • Teaching and learning
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