New funding of $1.5 million over the next three years for school leaders was announced today by Liz Gillies, CEO of the Menzies Foundation.
Ms Gillies announced:
“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.
“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.
“The Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program will work at the individual, school and system level to build leadership capability across the education sector. 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.”
Application forms and further details are located at https://www.menziesfoundation.org.au/schoolleaderfellowship
Key dates to note include:
Applications open: 29 October 2018
Applications close: 21 December 2018
Fellowship applicants notified: 11 February 2019