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2014 QSPA Conference Report

The report from the 2014 QSPA Conference is being published on this website as material becomes available. Click here to go to the report page.

 
Report: Use of Alcohol & Other Drugs

ANCD report on the "Survey of Secondary School Principals on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Schools” - click on the link below to read the report.

 
 
2014 Talking Heads Forum

20140505 TH FlyerNext Gen Principals

Join national and international leaders from education (secondary and tertiary sectors), business, industry and government with a focus on addressing future issues in education. Connecting the wisdom of the profession and contemporary research to design the new “leadership construct” for Australian schools.

This work will connect key actions in order to improve leadership in more autonomous Australian schools to improve outcomes for students.

When: Friday 13th June commencing at 9am

Where: National Museum of Australia Lawson Crescent, Acton ACT 2601

Click here to download the flyer for the 2014 Talking Heads Forum.

Click here to download the registration form for the forum.

 
ASPA Newsletter - April 2014 Edition

Click here to download the April 2014 edition of your ASPA newsletter.

ASPA Executive Director, Rob Nairn, covers a range of ASPA's areas of activity, invluding school autonomy, alcohol and drug use - a survey, and ASPA's responses to Australian Government initiatives and legislation.

 
Quality Leadership: A Construct for the Future

The first two papers that are part of the development of Quality Leadership: A Construct for the Future are now available from the Leadership section of the website. Click here to go to that page to download the papers. You will need the login details for ASPA Members to gain access to that page - they are available from your state/territory ASPA representative.

 
Brand Public Education - Our Brand

What is our Brand?
What is the Brand of your school?
How does that Brand connect or align to Brand Public Education?

In recent times Brand ‘Public Education’ has been defined by the funding review, which stressed the challenges faced by some government schools, and initiatives such as ‘better schools’ by implication suggests that schools are not doing as well as they should, irrespective of the reality.

Click here to download the complete Opinion Piece.

All Australian schools are benchmarked according to literacy and numeracy outcomes but it is the results of government schools that are more likely to be challenged in the media. In every state and territory other data is collected about every school that may provide a more accurate picture of that school’s performance. Unfortunately the good news stories about Brand ‘Public Education’ rarely extend beyond the local community or region.

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Joint Principals Associations Statement on Autonomy

SCHOOL AND SCHOOL LEADER AUTONOMY

Autonomy …

  • is transformational and contextual; it is professional, operational and personal;
  • will, for school leaders in collaboration with their school community, enable them to improve school and student performance;
  • requires school leaders to understand the changing global environment and to have ‘the freedom to innovate and the capacity to act’;
  • expands the capacity of school leaders to transform, personalise learning, embed partnerships, optimise teacher performance and drive sustainable school improvement; and
  • builds networks of professional support and shares innovation and creativity.

Autonomy is transformational and contextual.

Professional, operational and personal autonomy for school leaders enables them to improve school and student performance in collaboration with their school community. It requires school leaders to understand the changing global environment and to have ‘the freedom to innovate and the capacity to act’.

With autonomy, the capacity of school leaders to transform, personalise learning, embed partnerships, optimise teacher performance and drive sustainable school improvement is enriched and shared through networks of professional support.

Click here to download the above statment in a PDF file.

 

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