EDUCATION leaders from Gunnedah joined others across the North West and had their say on the future of our schools in Tamworth, on Wednesday.
Principals from as far as Singleton and Tenterfield converged on West Leagues Club as part of a series of Department of Education forums for principals.
Department secretary, Mark Scott, the deputy secretary school operations and performance, Murat Dizdar, and deputy secretary of educational services, Georgina Harrisson were on hand to give principals a glance into the future of public education in NSW, all the while gathering feedback on local school issues.
“The keys to successful schools, are successful school leaders in place,” Mr Scott said.
“We’re talking with them about the strategy that we have for NSW Education, but really we want to learn from our principals about how we support them and how we support their leadership and the resources they need to effectively improve learning in every school.
“The most important part of it is for conversation and dialogue for principals about how we best support them.
“It’s a very demanding job, we don’t want them to feel that they are on their own or unsupported.”
Mr Scott said the executives were keen to hear what country principals had to say.
“We’re responsible for every child in every school, it’s a very big system,” he said.
“We want principals in regional areas and remote schools to feel the full strength and support of the department. It’s also an opportunity for primary and secondary school principals to spend time together. It’s a great collaborative environment, work shopping of ideas and experience.”
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