Leadership Programs

Independent Schools Queensland is pleased to offer three programs for school leaders in 2016.

Each program offers tailored learning based on individual development needs identified through peer and self-reflection.

New Principals
A two-year program for principals in their first three years.  Includes tailored learning, executive coaching and networking with experienced principals.

Aspiring Principals
A two-year program for deputy principals working towards becoming principals. Includes tailored learning as a result of 360-degree feedback, intensive residential learning and mentoring.

Middle Leaders
A two-year program for senior school leaders and their middle leadership teams. Involves school-based inquiry to build teacher capacity to lead improvement in schools.

Leadership Expert Advisory Group

ISQ's leadership programs have been developed with support and input from leading educational researchers Professor Emeritus Brian Caldwell, Dr Ben Jensen, Associate Professor Lisa Ehrich and Dr Barbara Watterston.  

The Leadership Expert Advisory Group will also include experienced school leaders from the independent sector.

Members will meet regularly to ensure ISQ's leadership programs meet the diverse needs of the independent sector and are reflective of excellent practice.

Professional Standards

All ISQ leadership programs are aligned with Australian Professional Standard for Principals and the capabilities of the principal role including:

  • leading teaching and learning
  • developing self and others
  • leading improvement, innovation and change
  • leading the management of the school
  • engaging and working with the community

Professor Stephen Dinham (University of Melbourne) on leadership for student centred improvement.

Martine Harkin (Leading Teams) on leading teams and the importance of team talk.

Sharon Schoenborn (Director of Sales and Marketing, Microsoft) & George Stavrakakis (Education Director, Microsoft) on leadership for growth and learning .

Contact Us

Mark Newham
Director (Education Services)
Phone: (07) 3228 1539
Email: mnewham@isq.qld.edu.au

Josephine Wise
Assistant Director (Education Services)
Phone: (07) 3228 1535
Email: jwise@isq.qld.edu.au