Professional Learning

Ongoing professional learning and support for instructional leaders, trainers and school teams is provided to build teacher capacity and improve the learning outcomes for K-2 students.

Various professional learning opportunities are offered throughout the year. These opportunities enable instructional leaders and school teams to support teachers and are underpinned by professional conversations within the school context.

A summary of professional learning opportunities available to EAfS schools in Term 1, 2021 appears below.

Full details are available in the professional learning Term 1 summary [PDF 90KB) (staff only).

Information sessions for principals and lead specialists

These information sessions, available for all principals and lead specialists, provide an overview of key messages and updates.

Week Date Session
W 1 29 Jan Information session for newly appointed Lead Specialists (session 1)
W 2 2 Feb Principal information session
W 7 10-11 Mar (TBC) Information session for newly appointed Lead Specialists (session 2)

Instructional Leader State-wide staffroom

The fortnightly state-wide staffroom offers Instructional Leaders a place to meet regularly to engage in key messages, bite sized professional learning and important directorate initiatives.

Date Session
W 3 11 Feb Welcome to 2021 and updates
W 5 25 Feb Reading and numeracy hub
W 7 11 Mar Numeracy diagnostic assessments
W 9
25 Mar The instructional leader's role in school improvement plans

2021 EAfS Instructional Leader induction

The annual Early Action for Success Induction is designed for newly appointed instructional leaders and principals who have started in the role since Term 2, 2020. The induction is offerred over five sessions.

Week Date Session
W 2 4 Feb Session 1 - High impact PL
W 4 17 Feb Session 2 - Leading practice improvement with Dr Simon Breakspear
W 6 4 Mar Session 3 - Leading numeracy (PL, resources and assessments available)
W 8 18 Mar Session 4 - Leading literacy (PL, resources and assessments available)
W 8 1 April Session 5 - Taking action and next steps (support available to instructional leaders)
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