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Leading School Improvement for Secondary Team Leaders

About the program

Leading School Improvement for Team Leaders is designed to empower you to effectively lead a team in your school context.

Participants will have a unique opportunity, as a team leader, to reflect on current practice and what it means to effectively lead their own team and be a strong contributor to the whole school leadership team. You are encouraged to attend with other members of your team to gain maximum benefit from the program.

The program has a clear focus on you as leaders and on your school. It explores the important and complex dual role of the need to lead your team effectively and to make a strong contribution as a whole school leader.

The program is designed to build on current knowledge and empower team leaders and their ability to influence.

It aims to strengthen the work team leaders are currently doing in schools that address improvements to classroom performance.

It focuses on the core work of every school, teaching, as it is that work which impacts on the learning of every student in every classroom.

The program comprises three modules:

Module 1 -  Preconditions for whole school improvement
Module 2 -  Planning to make a difference
Module 3 -  A culture of sustainable change

The modules are sequential, cumulative and lay the foundations for improving the performance of schools.

Learning intention

By the end of this program, it is intended that school teams will be equipped to improve school performance through:

  • understanding the preconditions for school improvement
  • considering your own context and potential for improvement
  • reviewing research about educational change and highly effective schools
  • identifying common elements of highly effective teams to meet the improvement challenge
  • understanding your role in leading school improvement
  • reflecting on personal effectiveness in leading change.                                                                

Target audience

School leaders, aspiring school leaders and middle leaders (eg: HOLAs, Heads of Student Services, Co-ordinators Teaching and Learning and Lead Teachers).

Participant expectations

By participating in this course, participants commit to:‚Äč

  • completing the pre-module readings and between module tasks
  • completing evaluations of the course.

Alignment to professional standards

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

Standards Focus Areas
6. Engage in professional learning 6.1

Leading School Improvement program suite

Leading School Improvement for Secondary Team Leaders is part of the Leading School Improvement program suite. Additional programs include:

Read the Leading School Improvement evaluation report prepared by Synergistiq.

    Three days spaced program 


    Commencing 20 August 2019


    Register now

    Leading School Improvement
    Participant Feedback

    Des Sawyer
    HASS Head of Department
    Lynwood Senior High School

    Download video transcript


    School leaders are saying
    Leading School Improvement
    has been some of the best
    professional learning they
    have ever attended.

    Read the impact case study

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
20 August 2019
17 September 2019
29 October 2019

All programs run from 8.30am to 4.00pm.

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Leadership Institute
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. (Institute doors open at 8.00am.)
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Leadership Institute is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville. We co-locate with the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).


Please note, the Institute does not have on-site parking:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Leading School Improvement for Secondary Team Leaders on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Leadership Institute on 1300 610 801 or email


Leading School Improvement for Secondary Team Leaders

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