Leadership fellowships

Leadership fellowships provide opportunities for principals, or groups of principals, to undertake research in aspects of school leadership in Australia and/or overseas.

Each regional fellowship recipient will receive $7,500 and 10 days special leave. Four additional statewide recipients will each receive $10,000 and 15 days special leave.

Who can apply?

Government primary and secondary school principals.

When are applications due?

Applications for Leadership Fellowship closed on Friday 7 June 2013.

2011–2012 Leadership Fellowships Reports

  1. 2011–2012 State Leadership Fellowship Frank Farrell Award
    Implications for leadership in evaluating teacher effectiveness with a school or a community of schools
    Ms Melinda Williams, Turramurra North Public School
  2. 2011–2012 State Leadership Fellowship Florence Ramstead Award
    Context and complexity: International best practice in leadership research and knowledge construction for inclusive schools
    Mr Paul Wood, Coogee Public School
  3. 2011–2012 State Leadership Fellowship Jim Harkin Award
    School improvement – The impact of system support on principal strategic leadership and planning skills
    Mr Darryl Ward, Broken Hill High School
  4. 2011–2012 State Leadership Fellowship Mary Armstrong Award
    Journeys to exemplary school leadership
    Ms Mary-Jane Pell, Nimbin Central School
  5. 2011–2012 Hunter/Central Coast Region Leadership Fellowship
    Excelling against the odds: Quality leadership in challenging primary schools
    Mr Graham Holmes, Wyong Public School
  6. 2011–2012 Illawarra and South East Region Leadership Fellowship
    Leading educational change to effectively move students from average to proficient bands of achievement
    Mr Terry Fisher, Woonona Public School
  7. 2011–2012 New England Region Leadership Fellowship Laurie Murphy Award
    Leadership: The strategies schools use to promote positive relationships with parents and carers when working with children with learning support needs and disabilities
    Mr Mal Donald, Bullimbal Public School
  8. 2011–2012 Northern Sydney Region Leadership Fellowship
    Succession planning and preparation for leadership
    Mrs Carrie Robertson, Principal, Mimosa Public School
  9. 2011–2012 Sydney Region Leadership Fellowship
    Investigating the role of leaders in reconceptualising ICT teaching through mobile information communication tools
    Miss Sheila Bollard, Principal, Malabar Public School
  10. 2011–2012 Western Sydney Region Leadership Fellowship
    Strategies for gifted secondary students in the United Kingdom: What works and what leaders can do to improve learning outcomes
    Dr Jeanne Bathgate, Baulkham Hills High School


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Awards and Recognition Unit
NSW Department of Education and Communities
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Robyn Furness
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