Educational Leadership

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​Educational leaders play a critical role in:

  • establishing and maintaining a culture of inclusion that celebrates the diversity of our school communities, and values the contribution of all students
  • enabling and supporting staff to participate in professional learning to support the inclusion of students on the autism spectrum
  • leading ongoing review and evaluation and flexible and adaptive future planning
  • working in partnership with families and communities.

A cohesive and coordinated approach to teaching, learning and support is critical. All members of the educational community need to have a clear understanding of policies, procedures and expectations to guide everyday decisions, relationships and communication. Leading planning and implementation ​​as well as maintaining a high level of engagement with stakeholders are critical roles for educational leaders. For more information and support materials, see: Whole school organisation

Educational leaders benefit from ensuring that the knowledge and skills of all staff is up to date and that there is appropriat​e access to specialist expertise. For more information​, see: Building staff capacity

Relevant legislation

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 clarifies the rights of people with disabilities and obligations of education providers, under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. It is critical that educational leaders underst​​and the importance of our obligations under this legislation.

To assist a suite of e-learning cou​rses about the Standards for different student age groups and teacher career stages ​​has been de​veloped by the University of Canberra and education departments of all states and territories. Currently, courses are available for educational leaders, primary and secondary teachers.

For more information or ​to access the e-learning courses, see: Disability standards