• Leadership

2022 Masters of Education

PL # 13000.
Starting from 18 Jan 2022 till 21 Jan 2022
Cancellation permitted until 12 Jan 2022

Event registrations closed on 12 Jan 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed

Description

AISWA has partnered with UWA and Sheridan Institute of Higher Education to offer the first unit of Masters of Educational Leadership as a pass/fail unit. This is a four-day intensive unit, conducted in the week before most staff are required at school. The advantages of participating in this course are

  • that it provides an opportunity to progress through this unit and others with colleagues from Independent schools; 

  • there is only a small administrative and catering cost for participating in this unit providing you go on to enrol in the Masters of Education with UWA or Sheridan; 

  • it eases you back into formal study and guidance on academic writing and referencing are given in one of our sessions; and

  • you have the opportunity to hear from a range of experts across a range of administrative and compliance issues which concern school leaders.

On successful completion of this unit participants then go on to enrol with UWA or Sheridon to complete their remaining units, gaining credit for the one they completed with AISWA.  If you do not go on to enrol with UWA or Sheridon there will be a cost of $400.  This course is directed toward those who are looking at educational leadership. 

The dates for this course are:

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Thursday 20 January 2022

Friday 21 January 2022

Please note, morning tea and lunch will be provided.

 

The content of this course focuses on what is often considered the hidden side of the school leader's job and aims to provide participants with a working understanding of the following areas:

  • School Funding and Financial Management In Independent Schools

  • Regulatory Frameworks & Compliance in Independent Schools

  • Leading the People in Independent Schools

  • Academic Writing and Referencing 

If participants don't go on to enrol with either Sheridan or UWA you will be invoiced for the full cost of the course which is $400.
The reduced $120 only applies to those who proceed with the study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenters

Valerie Gould(AISWA Staff)

Executive Director
Valerie Gould<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Valerie Gould became the Executive Director of the Association of Independent Schools of WA in July 2008. She has worked for many years in the Western Australian education system with her first four years teaching Economics and Mathematics. The following seven years were spent working in New York with Ernst and Young, and being greatly involved in the introduction of microcomputer applications into business. She returned to WA in 1986 as Director of Computing at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School for seven years.

During the early 1990s she worked with the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (at the time the Secondary Education Authority) for four and a half years before joining AISWA as the Manager of Curriculum and Australian Government Targeted Programs. She has been with AISWA for more than 10 years and has worked closely with schools and other stakeholders in the areas of curriculum change, Curriculum Framework and Senior Secondary Education; and in meeting government regulations from a national and state perspective. Valerie has a Bachelor of Economics and a Diploma of Education, and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council for Educational Leadership.

Lynne Nixon(AISWA Staff)

Senior Consultant - Child Protection
Lynne Nixon<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Lynne joined the Inclusive Education team at AISWA in April 2017 where her roles have included Inclusive Education Consultant, Inclusive Education Coordinator, and Senior Consultant - Child Protection. She has worked in the fields of both education and small business. Lynne completed her Diploma of Teaching (Primary) including studies in Special Education in NSW and taught there for a number of years. After time running a small family business and moving to Perth, Lynne returned to teaching in the role of Special Needs EA. She has since had a variety of roles within AISWA schools including learning support teacher and coordinator, supporting teachers in working with students with disabilities, curriculum coordinator including differentiation and support to particularly cater to children with learning needs. During her time as a Principal, Lynne has been passionate about creating an inclusive school culture and community, and quality teaching and learning. She has also been involved in supporting and mentoring school leaders and school registration, particularly in the area of Child Protection and Disabilities. Currently, Lynne works with other agencies and represents AISWA in a number of committees related to child protection and safety.

Therese Bamford(AISWA Staff)

Registration And Compliance Consultant
Therese Bamford<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Therese has worked at AISWA for a number of years, previously in the Aboriginal Schools Support Unit and in the administration of a Commonwealth funding program for the CGA. 

Since 2014 Therese has worked in the area of school registration and compliance, which involves supporting schools with their renewal of registration process and assisting all member schools with queries related to school registration and compliance with the Registration Standards and Requirements. Therese works in this role alongside her colleague, Gary Robinson.  When not visiting schools she and Gary are a contact point for school compliance queries and are involved in presentation delivery, school constitution review, the development, review and maintenance of policy and procedure guidelines, governance guidelines, production of the Registration and Compliance Focus newsletter and other documentation associated with registration and compliance.

Gary Robinson(AISWA Staff)

Registration And Compliance Consultant
Gary Robinson<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

After graduating with a Bachelor in Science (Chemistry) and a Diploma in Education Gary started teaching in 1979 as a science teacher at Norseman District High School. After teaching for 9 years in Department of Education schools in a range of subjects including Chemistry and Physics he moved to Albany, with his family, where for the next 20 years he taught at Bethel Christian School. He was Principal of the school for his last 8 years in Albany. From Albany Gary and his wife moved to Esperance to teach at Wongutha CAPS, a boarding school for Aboriginal students. Gary was offered and accepted a position at AISWA in 2007.

Gary’s first role at AISWA was to support the Aboriginal Independent Community Schools (AICS) as they took on older students as a consequence of the raising of the student leaving age. Gary then worked in the newly created Policy and Registration space for a few years before taking on the management of the AICS support team. Since 2013 Gary has been back as a consultant in the Registration and Compliance area where he works alongside Therese Bamford.

 

Nigel Briggs(AISWA Staff)

Industrial And Workplace Relations Consultant
Nigel Briggs<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Deborah Martin(AISWA Staff)

Early Childhood Consultant
Deborah Martin<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Deb Martin is an Early Childhood Consultant with AISWA who has been working in Early Childhood classrooms since 2006. Her area of expertise and school support is in the area of high quality play based pedagogies, guiding young children's behaviours, Early Childhood literacy and the On-entry assessment. Her work also includes supporting leaders and in particular, their educators, in pedagogical change and embedding evidence based appropriate pedagogies including play-based and inquiry pedagogies and Reggio Emilia inspired practice. Other areas Deb presents in include; helping educators gain a deep understanding about the ever changing neuroscience and recent research related to young children and how this can be translated into high quality classroom practice, looking at the high quality interactions between children and their educators including sustained shared thinking. Due to Deb’s recent experience in the classroom, her practical experiences and rich stories help educators see the possibilities of high quality practice, including a guidance approach to managing behaviour and supporting self-regulation.

Nicola Davidson(AISWA Staff)

Manager Of Leadership & Teaching Quality
Nicola Davidson<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>
Nicola is committed to the transformative possibilities of education. She has a keen interest in working with others to implement research and policy into practical processes and strategies. She has had 20 years experience in leadership positions with independent and government schools. She has worked in both school and policy settings where much of her work was about gaining consensus from diverse interest groups.  Nicola is keen to work with teachers and school leaders to translate their vision into practice and to help them link the work they currently do with the AITSL standards.

Ron Gorman(AISWA Staff)

Deputy Director
Ron Gorman<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Ron is Deputy Director of AISWA. He has extensive experience in teaching and leading a diversity of schools in WA and Victoria.  Ron manages innovative programmes and university partnerships for AISWA. He is a member of the Global Educators Leaders Partnership and has been awarded Fellow of Australian Council of Educational Leadership (WA). Ron is also past-Chair of the Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation, advocating for Australian authors and illustrators and working closely with the Australian Children’s Laureate.

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Segments

Event Segment test

Date / Time

18 Jan 2022
Starts: 08:45
Finishes: 15:30

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

Address

Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Event Segment test

Date / Time

19 Jan 2022
Starts: 08:45
Finishes: 15:30

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

Address

Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Event Segment test

Date / Time

20 Jan 2022
Starts: 08:45
Finishes: 15:30

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

Address

Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Event Segment test

Date / Time

21 Jan 2022
Starts: 08:45
Finishes: 15:30

AISWA Training Room Suite 1

Address

Suite 1, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Leadership

School Area

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