Area Principal Forums and Leadership Conference

Supporting leaders to come together as a community of learners.

Bastow supports school leaders to come together as a community of learners, to develop mastery of leading learning. 

Area Principal Forums and the Education State School Leadership Conference are collaborative learning experiences that encompass exploring data and evidence about what helps lift student outcomes; developing and sharing ideas and evidence-informed, innovative approaches to school improvement; and planning in-school actions and applying new learning. 

Download a copy of Creating a Learning System (PDF 4.1 MB) for an overview of the 2019 program.

2020 Area Principal Forums and Leadership Conference 

Dates for the 2020 Area Principal Forums and Leadership Conference are confirmed. 

Area Principal Forums

Term 1: Wednesday 12 February - Friday 28 February 

Term 3: Monday 10 August - Wednesday 26 August

Term 4: Wednesday 4 November - Friday 20 Nov

All 17 Areas will have a specific date allocated within the periods listed. These are yet to be finalised. 

Leadership Conference 

Term 2: Monday 1 June - Friday 5 June

Term 4 Area Principal Forums

Achieving student learning growth through collective efficacy

You can access materials and resources at the Term 4 Area Principal Forum site. 

Term 3 Area Principal Forums

Developing an evaluative mindset

You can access materials and resources at the Term 3 Area Principal Forum site.

Education State School Leadership Conference

Leading Learning for Excellence
3 - 7 June

The 2019 Education State School Leadership Conference (ESSLC) involved a host of national and international speakers and more than 4500 Victorian school leaders sharing expertise and building skills over five days. 

Focused on inspiring strong instructional leadership, the conference explored the most effective ways to connect the latest research and resources to the work happening in schools and classrooms across the state.

You can access materials and resources, including speaker presentations where available, at the ESSLC site.

Term 1 Area Principal Forums

Build Instructional Leadership

Principals and school leaders worked collaboratively to deepen their knowledge of resources to support their Annual Implementation Plan school improvement goals.

You can access materials and resources at the Term 1 Area Principal Forum site.