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New program to support school leaders

The Menzies Foundation has announced its new fellowship program that aims to support the development of leadership capability in schools.

The inaugural Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program is open for applications from school leaders, principals, assistant principals and lead teachers in Victorian primary and secondary schools.

“Our new program, in partnership with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, represents an investment of $1.5 million over the next three years,” said Liz Gillies, CEO of the Menzies Foundation. “We are keen to identify and support emerging school leaders.

“Fellows will be working with internationally renowned Laureate Professor John Hattie to explore how they can be supported in their leadership journey to build collective efficacy in their schools.

She explained that the program would work at the individual, school and system level to build leadership capability across the education sector.

“This is critical in supporting school leaders who have the capacity to make catalytic change to improve student learning outcomes,” Ms Gillies added.

Four Menzies School Leadership Fellows will be appointed in early 2019. They will each receive benefits that include membership of the University of Melbourne Network of Schools program, $30,000 for a Collective Efficacy pilot, $24,000 for professional development and travel, and the Leadership Development Program.

“The Fellowship will initially be piloted in Victoria, with the hope to extend Australia-wide in the future, to support the next generation of emerging leaders in education across the country,” Ms Gillies said.

Applications for the Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program are open from 29 October 2018 to 21 December 2018, with applicants notified on 11 February 2019.

To access the application form or for more information, please click here.