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$1.5 mil funding for school leaders from Menzies Foundation

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New funding of $1.5 million from the Menzies Foundation over the next three years for school leaders is open for applications.

“We are thrilled to launch the inaugural Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program, which is open today for applications from school leaders, principals, assistant principals and lead teachers in Victorian primary and secondary schools,” CEO Liz Gillies said.

“This new program aims to support the development of leadership capability in schools. We are keen to identify and support emerging school leaders.

“Our new program in partnership with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne represents an investment of $1.5 million over the next three years.

“Fellows will be working with internationally renowned Laureate Professor John Hattie to explore how they can be supported in their leadership journey to build collective efficacy in their schools,” said Gillies.

 “The Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program will work at the individual,  school and system level to build leadership capability across the education sector.

“This is critical in supporting school leaders who have the capacity to make catalytic change to improve student learning outcomes.”

The first Menzies School Leadership Fellows will be appointed in early 2019. Each of the four Fellows will receive benfits including membership of the University of Melbourne Network of Schools program, $30,000 for a Collective Efficacy pilot, $24,000 for professional development and travel,  and the Leadership Development Program.

“The Fellowship will initially be piloted in Victoria, with the hope to extend Australia wide in the future, to support the next generation of emerging leaders in education across the country,” Ms Gillies added.

Established in 1979 to perpetuate the legacy of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, the Menzies Foundation has a 40-year track record in backing outstanding leaders. The Foundation plays a philanthropic role in supporting the development of leadership capability in three priority areas of: leadership in schools; entrepreneurship in science; and guiding Australia’s response to complex global legal issues, with a particular focus currently on cyber security.

Key dates

Applications open: 29 October 2018 Applications close: 21 December 2018

Application process: January 2019 (interviews likely 4-8 February 2019)                 

Fellowship applicants notified: 11 February 2019

Application forms and further details are located at https://www.menziesfoundation.org.au/schoolleaderfellowship


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