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Independent Public School Principals’ Fellowship Program

This exciting and innovative program is part of our comprehensive school leadership strategy that is currently being developed following extensive consultation with school leaders across the State.

The principals selected for the 2017-2018 program come from a wide range of schools, and have extensive leadership experience in schools as well as other areas of public education. They join the the principals currently participating in the program

The program – which involves learning, mentoring and skills development as well as an international element at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in Boston – will position them to play a major role in leading further change and improvement in their schools as well as across our system

The two year program positions the principals to play a major role in leading change and improvement in their schools as well as across the public school system to deliver enhanced educational outcomes for students and the wider community.

It provides them with the opportunity to:

  • learn from the world’s best educators
  • work alongside innovative leaders and entrepreneurs
  • share educational research and best practice
  • develop a network of international connections
  • advance their leadership skills to benefit their schools
  • contribute to leadership and reform in our system.
Partnering with Harvard University

The program involves a partnership with Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It combines powerful learning opportunities with a range of unique leadership roles in 2017 and 2018.

The partnership with Harvard Graduate School of Education is a unique opportunity for Western Australian public school principals to work with educational leaders from across the world. They join an innovative and collaborative community of exceptional faculty, students and alumni dedicated to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education.

Harvard Graduate School of Education is particularly interested in the Western Australian Independent Public Schools initiative. It is excited about the alignment of the fellowship with the broader strategy related to school autonomy, leadership development and school improvement.

The fellowship program places Western Australian principals at the forefront of innovation by learning from and networking with some of the world’s finest educational minds.

Nominations for 2017 are now closed.

The program will be reviewed in 2018 to assess its impact and sustainability.