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Event: School Law: Addressing pressing legal issues and risks in schools

School Law has special arrangements with ASPA, allowing discounts for all ASPA members.  If you are a member, please read on or contact them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  "Thank you to ASPA for your support."

When registering you will need to quote the code ASPA7514. If registering online, members are best advised to put in the code where prompted, and then click "refresh total".

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International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology

confsingapore20140219aTheme: Enhance Pedagogy, Engage Learners, Enable Action, Empower You

Date: 7 to 10 April 2014

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The Global Educational Leadership Conference is a biennial conference organised by the Academy of Principals (Singapore), supported by the Ministry of Education and National Institute of Education. The Conference has become a regular diet for school leaders since its inauguration in 2004. Click here to visit the Academy of Principals Singapore website.

The aim is to provide a platform for school leaders to learn and share in all aspects of leadership in education. It provides opportunities for invaluable personal and professional networking. The large attendance during the past conferences is evident that school leaders had benefitted from the various learning opportunities provided. The conference brought together over 600 school leaders, key personnel and officers from the Ministry of Education.

Read more to also read about the Global Leadership Conference that APS runs for their members and international guests.

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ASPA Newsletter - No.1 for 2014

Click here to download the first issue of the ASPA Newsletter for 2014. (Updated on 12 February 2014)

This issue is the final one from Sheree Vertigan as ASPA Executive Director and the first for Rob Nairn as he begins his new role as ASPA Executive Director.

Sheree begins the newsletter by writing: "I would like to welcome Rob Nairn to the position of President/Executive Director of ASPA. Rob has been the Deputy Executive Director for the past four years and President of WASSEA. As part of the ASPA team Rob has been very active in the process of establishing ASPA as the voice of the profession and assisting in delivering an agenda that is fit for school leaders in this decade, the second decade of the 21st century. Rob is also currently the Deputy Chair for Principals Australia Institute."

 
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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