WAPPA is committed to the successful development of quality teaching and learning for primary school students through the identification and cultivation of exemplary leadership.

The WAPPA Professional Achievement Grants provide funding to enable members to build their capacity to provide high level educational leadership resulting in a positive impact in the classroom. The Grants also recognise the outstanding leadership and dedication amongst our members.

The following Awards and Grants will be presented at the Professional Achievement Soiree on 10 November 2016.

2016 Awards

Primary School Deputy Principal of the Year Award

This award recognises a primary school deputy/associate principal for their role in delivering high quality education for students. This Award provides an opportunity to publicly acknowledge deputy/associate principals and the important role they play in school leadership.

  • Professional Learner Recognition

    Launched in 2012, the program recognises members’ professional learning efforts. The awards distinguish between an individual who simply attends a professional learning event, and a ‘professional learner’ – someone who is engaging in the professional learning process.

    The criteria assess the skills developed and the application of professional knowledge at four levels:

  • Associate Professional Learner
  • Advanced Professional Learner
  • Master Professional Learner
  • Fellow of the Association

2016 Grants

  • Leading From the Front Grant

    The Leading from the Front Grant is intended to provide funding for a leadership initiative or project. This may be a project that has already commenced and requires funding to be completed, or may be a project which is yet to commence. Project funding requests for up to $10,000 will be considered. The funding is be used over the twelve month period (January to December 2017, unless by agreement with the WAPPA General Manager).

    The applicant will demonstrate educational leadership, highlighting his/her work as a leader in the project, and the achievements of all participants.

    This Grant provides members with opportunities to learn from colleagues through the sharing of the results of action based research.
Aspirants Action Research Grant

The Aspirants’ Action Research Grant provides the opportunity for an individual member to develop leadership skills through engaging in action research that will benefit primary education.

This Grant is intended to contribute to expenses such as books, travel and accommodation. The funding may also be used to cover the cost of providing relief to allow time for significant action research to be undertaken.

This Grant is to a maximum $1,000 over the twelve month period (January to December 2017, unless by agreement with the WAPPA General Manager) plus the provision of an Apple iPad. Up to three grants will be given annually.

Level Three Innovation Grant

The WAPPA Level Three Innovation Grant celebrates innovation as the cornerstone of future education. This Grant recognises a member in a Level Three position, who has developed innovative ideas and practice within his/her work. The successful applicant’s work will have produced positive outcomes for students and developed his/her capacity as an emerging leader.

The successful candidate is granted $2000 towards their attendance at the Australian Primary Principals’ Association (APPA) national conference (registration, flights and accommodation).

The funding is be used within the twelve month period January 2017 to December 2017, and must be used solely for the purpose outlined in the information pack.

Professional Study Grant

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The Professional Study Grant provides the opportunity for an individual member to develop leadership skills through further professional study and/or engage in action research that will benefit primary education. This Grant is intended to contribute to expenses such as books, travel and accommodation. The funding may also be used to cover the cost of providing relief to allow time for significant study or research to be undertaken. This Grant is to a maximum $5000 and must be expended within the twelve month period (January to December 2017), unless with prior agreement by the General Manager.

Professional Development Travel Grant

WAPPA provides grants to support members who wish to travel in order to develop their own leadership capacity, knowledge and skills. Individuals looking to contribute to the professional development of WAPPA members are also considered.

The grant is intended to broaden the opportunities for principals to visit other schools/education systems to enhance professional development and knowledge within the profession. This Grant is to a maximum of $1000 per successful application. Funding will only be allocated to meet 75% of the cost of the trip. The remaining 25% of expenses must be covered by the recipient. This Grant must be expended within the twelve month period (January to December 2016), unless prior agreement by the General Manager.

Application Process

Applications have now closed. Awards and grants will be offered at the discretion of the Awards Panel. Where no suitable applications are received, an award or grant may not be presented.

 

Award Agreements

All WAPPA Award and Grant recipients will be asked to sign an Award Agreement, outlining the commitments of both WAPPA and the recipient. If you are applying for, or being nominated for an award, please review the sample agreement to ensure you are familiar with the commitments. Please note however that each Award Agreement will vary slightly, based on the award category.

Download a sample Award Agreement