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Principals Australia Institute launches 2018 John Laing Awards

Principals Australia Institute (PAI) has launched the John Laing Professional Development Awards for 2018, which aims to celebrate outstanding school leaders.

PAI is a national services organisation that provides quality professional learning, leadership development and principal certification to Australia’s school leaders.

Each year, PAI holds the John Laing Awards to acknowledge principals in every state and territory who demonstrate exceptional leadership in providing professional learning in schools. The awards also celebrate the contribution principals make in supporting the professional development of teachers and other school leaders.

Named in honour of John Laing, a former Tasmanian school principal who worked for PAI, the awards were started in 2004. In the early 1990s, John Laing was a driving force in bringing principals together for national professional learning projects and programs to support their role as school leaders.

“PAI is honoured to run these awards each year, to recognise and celebrate the role principals play in providing leadership and achieving student outcomes in their schools and the wider community,” said Paul Geyer, PAI’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Great schools have great leaders who inspire their staff and their students every day. We look forward to receiving nominations nationally from all school sectors, and discovering some of the inspiring individuals among Australia’s school leaders.”

Nominations can be made through principals’ associations in each state and territory, and are open until 30 June 2018.

Events to honour the recipients will be held in each state and territory throughout October and November 2018.