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Sunday, May 12 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Valuing the changing role and complexity of Principalship

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This workshop tells the Australian story of increasing workload and accountabilities brought by the changing focus on instructional leadership. In Queensland this has driven a push to rethink how we value and remunerate 21st century school leaders.  This workshop examines current research relating to increasing Principal workload and changing roles and tells the story of a unique, ongoing state-wide action to measure and recognise these.

Our pitch:

There is no point to being the richest person in the graveyard, however, setting the remuneration and conditions of school leaders at the right level makes all the difference in attracting and retaining school leaders. We want to share Queensland’s story of a process over two years to develop the rationale for a new salary system that recognises the dramatic changes in school leadership over that time.

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Paige Bousen

Queensland Teachers’ Union
Paige is an Assistant Secretary with the Queensland Teachers’ Union. A secondary school science teacher and curriculum faculty head herself, Paige now has responsibility for supporting school leaders within our organisation.

Chris Capra

Executive Principal, Palm Beach Currumbin SHS
Chris Capra, Over the past decade Chris has led a large primary school, a very large P-12 school and one of our largest state high schools. Chris has led schools across the state and also has experience in education systems roles as an Assistant Regional Director.

Sunday May 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Gatehouse Foyer