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 school. The Awards recognise the outstanding leadership and dedication amongst our members.

Nominations will open on or before 22 June and the awards and grants will be presented at the WAPPA Awards & Grants Sundowner on 5 November 2020.

Applications and nominations close on 25 September.

2020 Awards

Deputy Principal of the Year Award

Estimated $3500 prize value

The WAPPA Deputy Principal of the Year Award recognises WAPPA members who are substantive Deputy Principals and who demonstrate outstanding leadership within their school, building their capacity, along with the capacity of others.

Nominees must be:

  • A financial WAPPA member (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution).
  • Must have held an Associate or Deputy Principal position, substantively, in a Western Australian government school with a primary component for a minimum of three years.
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Aspirant Leadership Award

Estimated $3500 prize value

The award recognises Aspirant members who lead within schools, building their capacity, along with the capacity of others.

Nominees must be:

  • A financial aspirant member (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution).
  • Working in primary education in a school setting at the time of the nomination closing date.
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Level Three Innovation Award

Estimated $3500 prize value

The WAPPA Level Three Innovation Award recognises a member in a “Level Three” position, who has developed innovative ideas and practice to lead improvement and change. The successful nominee’s work will have produced positive outcomes for students and developed his/her capacity as an emerging leader of effective schools.

Nominees must be:

  • A financial WAPPA member (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution).
  • Hold a substantive Level Three-position (primary) in a Western Australian Government School at the time of nomination.
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WAPPA Fellowship Professional Learning Awards

WAPPA is committed to the successful development of quality teaching and learning for primary school students through the identification and cultivation of exemplary school leadership. These awards recognize an outstanding commitment to the development of self and others amongst our members.

This program recognises members’ working with and through others to build a professional learning community that is focused on continuous improvement of teaching and learning.

The awards distinguish between an individual who simply attends a professional learning event and a ‘lead professional learner’ who is engaged 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

Applicants must be:

  • Be a financial WAPPA member (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution).
  • Have retained Ordinary Membership status continuously for a minimum of three years.

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WAPPA Professional Learning Grant

Estimated up to $5000 prize value

The WAPPA Professional Learning Grant provides the opportunity for an individual member to develop leadership skills through further professional study and/or engage in action research that enhances effective leadership in schools.

This Grant is intended to contribute to professional learning program and expenses such as resources, travel, registration 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.

Nominees must:

  • Be a financial WAPPA member (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution).
  • Have retained Ordinary Membership status continuously for a minimum of three years.
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Leading From the Front Action Research Grant

Up to $10000

The Leading Action Research 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 maybe a project which is yet to commence. Project funding requests for up to $10,000 will be considered. The applicant(s) 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. The funds must be utilised within twelve months of the grant being awarded. Joint/group applications will also be considered.

Nominees must be:

  • A financial WAPPA member (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution).
  • Applicants must have retained Ordinary Membership status continuously for a minimum of three years.
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Regional Leaders’ Professional Learning Grant

Estimated up to $2500 prize value

The WAPPA Regional Leaders’ Professional Learning Grant provides funding to enable a regionally based member to build their capacity to provide high-level educational leadership resulting in a positive impact on regional education. The grant recognises outstanding leadership and dedication amongst our members.

The grant intends to support members who wish to travel to develop their leadership capacity, knowledge and skills. Applications looking to contribute to the professional development of other WAPPA members are highly desirable.

The grant is intended to broaden the opportunities for a member to visit other schools/education systems to enhance professional development and knowledge within the profession or to attend a professional learning event to achieve a similar outcome.

Nominees must be:

  • Applicants must be working in a regional WA education setting at the time of the application closing date.
  • Be a financial WAPPA member (as per item 7.5 of the Constitution).
  • Have retained Ordinary Membership status continuously for a minimum of three years.
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Application Process

Applications are now open. 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