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Take the lead

Leadership development program for aspiring principals and associate leaders

The Take the Lead leadership and development program is the department's strategy to develop the skills and capabilities of selected participants as high performing school leaders. The program attracts and recruits high-performing teachers, associate leaders and principals who aspire to higher level school leadership roles in rural or remote locations in Queensland

Participants can complete the program through one of three strands:

  1. Take the Lead for aspiring teaching principals of rural and remote schools.
  2. Take the Lead for aspiring associate school leaders (deputy principals, heads of department and heads of curriculum).
  3. Take the Lead for aspiring principals of Band 7-10 schools.

Participation in Take the Lead is one of many pathways to a leadership position within the department. Places are limited.

Program participants

Program acceptance is based on a state-wide expression of interest process. Program participants receive professional learning opportunities to develop their skills and capabilities as high-performing school leaders in rural and remote Queensland state schools.

All programs include:

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