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Growing high potential leaders

Why is it important to focus on building highly capable leaders?

Research indicates that student outcomes cannot be improved without highly capable leaders: there's a direct link between school leadership and standards of student attainment. There is not a single case of a school improving its student achievement record in the absence of talented leadership.

The Talent Management Framework (TMF) is powerful and effective. It was co-designed with teachers, principals and regional managers to support:

  • the system - to identify, develop and support high potential individuals to create an ongoing supply of school leaders to deliver quality outcomes for all children
  • principals and their leadership team - to build school capacity, consider diversity when succession planning and create opportunities for a distributed leadership approach
  • individuals - by recognising their leadership potential, inspiring them to build their capability and commitment to an career in education.