The WAPPA Leadership Preparation Program is the first of its kind for Western Australian public-school leaders. Based on the qualified best-practise Principal Qualification Program from the Ontario Principals’ Council, the WAPPA LPP represents many years of experience in providing support to Western Australian Principals and Deputies in their first years as formal school leaders in our public system. It builds on the strengths of the OCPs Principal Qualification Program but adds the distinct uniqueness of the WA public education system.
The program consistently and clearly refers to the AITSL Professional Standard for Principals and addresses the AITSL Leadership Profiles in detail. In addition to this it also examines the moral purpose of highly effective Principals and the ability to build and maintain productive relationships.
The program is designed to provide a comprehensive set of modules that thoroughly prepare our future leaders to ensure that they have the best possible start to a long and successful leadership career in education.
Who will benefit:
Lead teachers, high-potential teachers, aspirant leaders, new Principals and Deputy Principals.
- Understanding Leadership - Know Thy Self
- Exploring the Role of the School Leader
- Understanding School Culture, Emotional Capital, Trust Relationships and Feedback
- Fierce Coaching, Teams, Delegation and Confrontation
- Compliance Knowledge - The Law, the Regulations and the School Leader
- Role Transition, Building a Professional Portfolio Skill Set.
Coach and Mentor
Throughout the duration of the course each participant is offered access to a WAPPA Certified Coach to assist them in the first steps of their leadership journey.
The assessment of module participants is rigorous and comprehensive. A range of methods for assessing participant achievement is used. Formative and summative assessment evaluation components include reflective journal submissions and participation. Participants must achieve a ‘Complete’ grading for both evaluation components, within the time frame for the course.
WAPPA is now specifically tailoring this program for regional Western Australia. Days, times, dates and locations can be designed to fit networks, school teams, collegiate groups or similar.