Schools hit by Principal Shortage

I don’t often copy an article published by a local newspaper but on this issue, one I’m passionate about and not just for self-interest reasons, I feel its important to it put out there for general community discussion. VICTORIAN government schools are struggling to attract principals, with 60-hour weeks, “helicopter… Read more“Schools hit by Principal Shortage”

Hard lessons for better leadership

I’ve been feeling a mixture of guilt, fatigue and overload over the past month as I grapple with work commitments and university study so the blog has gone somewhat quiet of late. But I couldn’t help notice this article by Professor John Hattie published in the Age Newspaper. A FEW days… Read more“Hard lessons for better leadership”

pink on performance pay

I was watching question time in Federal Parliament the other night having arrived home from a late school council meeting. I know you must be thinking – what question time? There was a question put to one of the ministers about education and the minister were extolling the virtue of… Read more“pink on performance pay”

League tables

Over the past week newspapers all over Australia have featured articles and editorials on the Federal Governments new tax payer funded website “My School” which will allow parents [and others] to see how their schools rates against the national average in a series of tests [NAPLAN] and benchmarks [ i.e…. Read more“League tables”

Principal’s unhappy with “deal” and stop work.

On Wednesday the Australian Principal’s Federation [APF] called a stop work over the proposed industrial agreement. Its the first time anyone could remember principal class officers taking industrial action as a group. I took this image at the stop work meeting where over 400 normally conservative principals gathered to express this… Read more“Principal’s unhappy with “deal” and stop work.”