Leigh Nelson

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“My leadership style is collaborative with a focus on building capacity.”

Leigh Nelson

Cocos Islands District High School

Leigh is a reflective, intelligent and deep thinking principal who has significant skills in drawing the best out of his staff to maximise student performance. A public school leader for more than 17 years, Leigh has also worked as head of an International Baccalaureate accredited school in China. He is committed to establishing a culture of high performance in schools with Yakamia Primary School awarded WA Primary School of the Year under his leadership in 2011.

He has a student-centred focus and is an effective change leader with excellent interpersonal skills. Leigh demonstrates an exceptional capacity to lead instructional improvement. He has demonstrated the capacity to bring groups of people together to achieve improved outcomes for students.

Leigh’s change project focussed on improving education access for students in geographically isolated district high schools.