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.
|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.
|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.
|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)|
Additional professional learning
The following recommended professional learning opportunities for teachers and instructional leaders are available to all schools. Details are available on the Literacy and Numeracy professional learning webpage.
- Additive strategies (K-8)
- Effective Reading: phonics (K-2)
- Effective reading: phonological awareness (K-2)
- Effective reading: vocabulary (K-2)
- Implementing the Best Start Kindergarten Assessment (K-2)
- Introduction to the literacy and numeracy progressions (K-10)
- PLAN2: How to - a technical guide to using PLAN2