Learning leaders, however, are faced with continuous challenges in regards to leadership development as a result of constantly changing contexts and situations. Leadership in School Education 2019 will unpack these challenges and provide solutions and insights from some of the most prominent school leaders from across Australia.
Attend & learn how to
- Develop and lead a strategic vision informed by your school’s values
- Implement a leadership style that aligns with your strategic goals
- Proactively increase mental resilience and wellbeing through positive psychology
- Foster a mindset of innovation to lead change in your school
- Support and develop staff in line with your school’s vision & goals
Who will attend? This event is designed for senior and aspiring leaders from across the school education sector.
Attend to learn:
- Define, communicate & embed your school’s vision & values
- Facilitate change & innovation for improved student outcomes
- Develop internal leadership capabilities to facilitate professional development
- Developing & leading a strategic vision informed by your school’s values
- Building on your personal leadership & management capabilities to further embed the ethos of the school
- Implementing a leadership style that aligns with your strategic goals
- Communicating your strategic vision with the wider school community
Knox Grammar School, NSW
Scott has 25 years’ experience as an educator and has worked in a number of high-profile schools. He has led the implementation of Knox’s Positive Education program, Knox Total Fitness, and is passionate about how mental fitness and a growth mind-set can empower young people.
Scott has a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence with the capacity to lead high-performing teams. He has contributed to strategic planning and curriculum development, allowing him to establish an outstanding professional track record.
He originally studied a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Technology and completed his Master of Educational Leadership at the University of Wollongong. He is a member of the Australian College of Educators (ACE), the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) and was a Board Member of Positive Education Schools Australia (PESA). Scott recently completed a school leadership program at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Korowa Anglican Girls' School, VIC
Helen is the Principal of Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, one of Melbourne’s top performing independent schools. Korowa was acknowledged as The Non Government Secondary School of the Year at The Educator Awards in 2018. Helen is a transformational leader, committed to evidence based practice. She has a proven track record of highly effective leadership and management in schools with experience as a Principal and executive leader in top performing independent schools in NSW and Victoria. Helen has also worked extensively in the areas of school improvement and educational technology with a range of independent schools in NSW as an educational consultant with the Association of Independent Schools, NSW (AISNSW). She has a proven track record in raising academic standards and developing staff to support students to achieve personal best. Helen’s qualifications and interests in educational technology are strengthened by her focus on innovative learning for the 21st century. She was recognised by the Australian College of Education for her leadership in the area of ICT and has a wealth of experience in school governance, strategic planning, curriculum development and classroom practice to engage all learners. Helen is also graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Timothy Wright has been Headmaster of Shore in North Sydney since 2003, and prior to that was Headmaster of All Saints’ College Bathurst.
He started his secondary teaching at Trinity Grammar School Summer Hill where he served for a period of time as Second Master of the School under the leadership of the legendary Roderick West. As a school leader Dr Wright has had a strong interest in the role of effective pastoral care and its development in schools, the moral formation of human beings, particularly in a faith context, and the concept of an all-round education. He is particularly interested in the holistic concept of the human learner and the interplay of emotion, wellbeing, spirituality and traditional academic concepts of learning.
His interests include sports (he swims and plays golf occasionally), reading, conversation and life in general. He is married to Susan and has three adult children and two grand-daughters.
Research Australia Developments & Innovation Institute
Dr Cuttance has 45 years of experience as an educator, researcher and educational administrator. He taught mathematics and science in secondary schools and mathematics and economics in vocational education in New Zealand prior to taking up a career in educational research. He holds degrees in mathematics, science, economics, and education. Peter has substantial experience in working closely with schools throughout Australia in a number of roles. He has led programs that have been responsible for reviewing the performance of over 5000 schools (Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Queensland). Peter’s current work is focussed on providing schools with a fully automated system for analysing data on student performance and providing reports for schools that are written in the language of educators. His perspectives are not based on business analytics, which are very much in vogue, but aim to provide a reliable interpretation of data on student achievement and the factors that influence student performance.
The principal mission of RADII is to improve learning outcomes for students by providing research and advanced technologies to schools.
RADII aims to:
- Improve learning outcomes for students
- Provide evidence-based services to schools
- Undertake evidence-based research on educational issues
- Support schools to undertake research
RADII’s programs make extensive use of advanced Internet technologies, developed from the ground up to address the context and needs of schools.
RADII was one of the foundation providers of state school reviews for the Government of Victoria and has conducted more than 3,500 school reviews over the past two decades. Professor Cuttance is also a foundation director of the Australasian Schools Accreditation Agency (ASAA), the only non-government organisation certified by the Australian Government to provide school performance accreditation. ASAA was established to develop a strong educationally focused accreditation process.
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