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Transcript - System leadership - a shared responsibility

Professor David Hopkins: As Victoria moves towards realising its aspiration to be the Education State, I believe that system leadership is an important component of that. That system leadership doesn't just reside at the school level.

System leaders also have to inhabit regional offices that the folk who are responsible for networks of schools and communities of schools also share this systemic perspective and have the capacity and the competencies to promote networking and collaboration amongst their school.

And finally system leadership also has to happen at the political and state and federal levels. One of the characteristics of these high performing school systems is that key politicians and key national leaders develop a narrative about school reform.

The prize is the moral purpose of every student becoming the best they can and encouraging collaboration amongst the schools in order to make that a reality.