Program overview

Building a network of exceptional leaders.

School leaders matter.

Effective school leadership is increasingly viewed as key to large-scale education reform and to improved educational outcomes (OECD, 2007). No school is turned around without a high-performing leader.

Our system needs quality leaders.


Teach To Lead equips teachers with the skills to successfully navigate the challenging transition from classroom teacher to school leader.

It thereby creates a pipeline of leaders exclusively for schools serving low socioeconomic communities.

Early and middle leadership roles are critical. International research has concluded that addressing low performance within each school is central to tackling educational disadvantage.

Teacher leaders can play an important role in this agenda (IPPR, 2012).


Our program aims to support you to:

  • Be highly effective in your school leadership role, resulting in improved growth for students.
  • Build skills and experience that will make you a strong candidate for more senior school leadership roles.
  • Maximise a cohort learning experience, forming an ongoing peer network that supports your continued learning and progress.

Teach To Lead encompasses targeted workshops, the community of a peer cohort, and the personal support of a coach in order to develop leadership and management skills that drive student achievement.

Our first cohort of 16 Fellows commenced April 2016 and second cohort of 31 Fellows commenced January 2017. We currently partner with schools across Victoria, the Northern Territory, Tasmania, Western Australia, New South Wales and South Australia.

100% of Fellows believe that face-to-face sessions improved their performance as a leader

By the mid-point of the program, 75% of colleagues surveyed found that Fellows had improved their teaching practices and 70% found that working with Fellows had improved their leadership practices.

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