More support for principals to develop leadership skills
16 March 2011
Queensland state school principals are being given more support than ever to develop their leadership skills and improve student outcomes with the launch of a new workforce initiative.
The introduction of the Principal Supervision and Capability Development initiative includes the creation of a supervisory position to oversee principals and the rollout of an online tool to help principals and aspiring school leaders develop their leadership skills.
Department of Education and Training Assistant Director-General, School Performance, Mark Campling said as part of the changes state school principals will now be supervised by the newly created position of Assistant Regional Director (School Performance).
Mr Campling said the position was created to provide greater support and clearer direction for principals.
'Previously this was the responsibility of the Executive Director (School Improvement) position, which has now been phased out,' he said.
'A total of 20 Assistant Regional Directors (School Performance) have been appointed across the department's seven regions and will report directly to their Regional Director.'
Another new element is the introduction of the Principals' Capability and Leadership Framework, an online tool to help principals identify and develop the knowledge, skills and leadership behaviours they need to lead their school communities and boost student outcomes.
'Using the framework, principals will be able to identify and access a range of resources and professional development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring,' Mr Campling said.