Leading Pedagogy

  • Audience
    Principal class
    Teacher leader
  • Next Intake
  • Location
  • Duration
    5 workshop days over 6 months
  • Mode
  • Fees
    $594.00 Co-contribution


Leading Pedagogy focuses on improving and building the capabilities and confidence of school leaders to deepen teachers' pedagogical knowledge.

Using the Department’s Victorian Teaching and Learning Model, with a focus on the Pedagogical Model, you will learn to build an effective and sustainable whole-school approach to teaching practice.

You will leave with a better understanding of how to establish a school culture that strives to enhance the quality of teaching practice to improve student outcomes. 

Leading Pedagogy supports the 'Excellence in teaching and learning' priority area of the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO).


Leading Pedagogy is designed for school teams of 3 to 4 members comprising:

  • 1 principal class member
  • 1 leading teacher and/or learning specialist with classroom teaching responsibility
  • 1 middle leader responsible for leading a team/school initiative.

Small and cluster schools are also encouraged to apply. Contact the Course Coordinator to discuss your needs.

Over 7 months, you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • 5 face-to-face workshop days
  • self-paced online pre-workshop learning
  • post-workshop activities undertaken collaboratively
  • facilitated discussions and small-group webinars
  • an applied leadership inquiry project, including a presentation.

Leading Pedagogy is structured around 4 learning modules:

  • understanding and enacting educational leadership
  • fostering a growth culture in school for powerful learning
  • evidence-informed decision-making for sustainable improvement
  • leadership inquiry project.

By participating in this course, you will develop an understanding of:

  • the approaches and skills required to effectively lead pedagogical practice improvement and innovation
  • the conditions that create a school culture of trust, collaboration and shared leadership
  • how to engage with and translate a range of data into actionable improvement goals
  • how to implement inquiry-based improvement.

This course is significantly subsidised by the Department of Education and Training.

Co-contribution: $594 (incl. GST) for each Victorian government school participant.

Acceptance into Leading Pedagogy is dependent on the outcome of a selection process.

  1. To start your application, click on the 'View dates and apply’ button.
  2. Select your preferred intake on the dates page.
  3. Once you complete the application form, you will be sent a confirmation email that includes a link to Award Force. Award Force is used by Bastow to manage applications. You need to create an Award Force login to continue with your application.
  4. Respond to the key selection criteria and submit your application. 
  5. Each team member is required to follow this process to submit their application.

Key selection criteria:

  • Outline your reasons for applying for Leading Pedagogy, including connections to relevant school documentation and what you hope to gain from completing the course.
  • If you were to achieve excellence in leading pedagogy, what would success look like in your school?
  • What challenges do you experience when leading school-wide improvement initiatives within your school?

Paige Gibson
Course Coordinator
(03) 8199 2989

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