Literacy Local Leaders

  • Audience
    Leading teacher
  • Next Intake
    Network based
  • Location
  • Duration
    6 months
  • Mode
    Face to face
  • Fees
    DET Fully Subsidised


Formerly Leading Literacy for Networks.

Literacy Local Leaders aims to significantly increase the supply of quality literacy leaders in schools and is the key professional learning offering of the Department of Education and Training's Literacy and Numeracy Strategy.

Literacy Local Leaders provides you with pedagogical content knowledge, including effective teaching and assessment practices, to promote and influence explicit and high-impact literacy teaching in your school.

For information on the facilitator training course, see the Literacy Master Trainer page.


Developed for teachers, literacy leaders and leading teachers. 

Over 6 months, you are expected to engage in and contribute to:

  • 5 days of face-to-face professional learning
  • 3 learning areas (Reading, Writing and Vocabulary)
  • leading the application of knowledge and skills in your school and sharing your experiences with colleagues.

This course is facilitated by Bastow's master trainers who have completed specialist training.

How does Literacy Local Leaders differ from Leading Literacy?


Leading Literacy

Literacy Local Leaders

Delivered by

Literacy experts

Literacy experts who have completed Literacy Master Trainer


Vertical school teams consisting of a principal class member, leading teacher and classroom teacher

Individual participants 

Key learning outcome

Equips the vertical school team with the tools, skills and knowledge to embed high quality literacy practice and influence change across their school

Develops individual's pedagogical content knowledge, including effective teaching and assessment practices to promote and influence explicit and high-impact literacy teaching in their school

School context

Primary and secondary

Foundation to Year 8

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

  • what has been established through research about the nature of literacy and the pedagogical approaches that are most effective in maximising student outcomes
  • current research on effective leadership with a focus on instructional leadership and the capabilities that positively influence student outcomes and build collective efficacy among teachers
  • strategies that optimise student engagement and motivation, specifically the provision of effective feedback, the setting of appropriate learning goals and strategies for substantive conversations and collaborative learning
  • the conditions for literacy learning and the structures and models that support exemplary literacy teaching
  • how to lead the development of a shared understanding of quality literacy instruction through professional learning
  • literacy assessment procedures and models, and how to establish a collaborative school culture.



Helen Brooker
Course Coordinator

Expression of interest