About FASTstream

FASTstream benefits participants, schools and the education system by developing highly-skilled school leaders of the future.

The School Leadership Institute supports the development of leadership capabilities so that FASTstream participants have a tailored leadership and career development pathway.

Each participant experiences a program tailored to their unique development needs as they move through the 3 phases of FASTstream. These are:

  • teaching and teacher leadership
  • developing leadership knowledge and skills
  • developing skills to be a senior leader.

Participants are monitored within each phase and assessed at the completion of each phase. This determines progression in their leadership development.

Participants in the FASTstream program receive one-on-one mentoring from current school leaders, while placed in schools as above establishment teachers, head teachers, assistant principals, and deputy principals.

FASTstream participants are invited to join the program following a rigorous selection process. Their transition out of the program to principalship will be through open merit selection.

Placements for FASTstream participants are in a variety of schools across metropolitan, regional and rural NSW. The FASTstream program also offers experienced school leaders the opportunity to become mentors.

Talk to us

If you have any questions about FASTstream, please contact

Further reading

Additional information for future school leaders is available on our Leadership Resources pages (staff only).

More information

Go to our Enhance your career section on Teach.NSW for more information on FASTstream.

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