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Liz Benson, Acting Deputy Principal Junior Secondary, Coombabah State High School QLD

Pivotal people: Navigating the muddy waters of middle leadership

Tuesday 28 July 2020 7-8pm AEST

    Presenter bio

Middle leaders play a pivotal role in education. They provide the bridge between senior school leadership and teachers/students. They lead the implementation of the pedagogy, curriculum and wellbeing to ensure our students achieve high quality outcomes. Middle leaders are essential for the effective and efficient running of a school. However, support for middle leaders is frequently not formalised within our systems, sectors or schools. Middle leaders can be isolated and have limited opportunities to support each other outside their context. This webinar aims to provide an opportunity for middle leaders to reflect on how they navigate the muddy waters of middle leadership.

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Why you should attend:
• Educators who wish to develop their leadership skills
• Educators who wish to support others to develop leadership skills
Teacher leaders, Heads of Department/Curriculum, Leading Teachers, teachers, aspirant leaders, Deans, Coordinators etc

What you will learn:
• Tools that will help you navigate the muddy waters of middle leadership.
• How do middle leaders develop their leadership skills and find their leadership identity?
• What are the challenges of middle leadership and how are these different from teacher-leaders and senior school leaders? Some ideas on how to manage yourself through these challenges?
• What can middle leaders do to support each other?

AITSL Standards addressed:

From the LEAD Teacher Standards
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
Implement professional dialogue within the school or professional learning network(s) that is informed by feedback, analysis of current research and practice to improve the educational outcomes of students.
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
Take a leadership role in professional and community networks and support the involvement of colleagues in external learning opportunities.


From the Principal Standards and Professional Practices
Standards - Knowledge and understanding:
They model effective leadership and are committed to their own ongoing professional development and personal health and wellbeing in order to manage the complexity of the role and the range of learning capabilities and actions required of the role.

Professional Practices - Develop self and others:
They model effective leadership and are committed to their own ongoing professional development and personal health and wellbeing in order to manage the complexity of the role and the range of learning capabilities and actions required of the role.