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School Leadership

The challenge: Are our school leaders properly equipped?

School leadership is at critical leverage point for school system improvement. The education system requires a talent pipeline of school leaders that are better prepared for the complex role of leading the improvement required to lift student performance.

Menzies Foundation reply:

Launched in 2018, The Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program is a dynamic incubator process that capitalizes individual, school, cohort and system level leadership and aspires to develop scalable systemic leadership interventions to improve student learning outcomes.

The Fellowship is led by a multi-sector collaboration comprised of school leaders, their school and corporate, philanthropic and university partners.

The Program aims to:

  • Delineate the talent pipeline required to improve student performance at a whole of system level and the leadership development platform to support this
  • Build the tools, techniques and frameworks required to scale leadership development program insights across the system
  • Identify best practice in Collective Efficacy in schools

This initiative is supported by an outstanding Advisory Board chaired by Tom Bentley, Executive Director for Policy and Impact, RMIT.

2019 Impact and Evaluation Report

Menzies Foundation is delighted to release the first Impact & Evaluation Report and ACER Background Literature Review of the Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program.

The Menzies Foundation is focused on raising the profile and importance of ‘outstanding’ leadership for Australia. We do this by identifying leadership challenges and supporting catalytic initiatives to build leadership capability.

The Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program is an outstanding example of this work, and we would like to acknowledge the collaboration team and the 2019 Menzies School Leader Fellows for their contribution to this important initiative.

The 2019 Impact and Evaluation Report and ACER Literature Review provides a snapshot of our progress to date and outlines future areas of focus.


Program Overview | Leadership Development Program | Program Design

Impact Reports:

2019 Impact & Evaluation Report | ACER Background Literature Review

More Information

2019 Menzies School Leader Fellowship | 2021 Applications