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Schools that deliver - leadership masterclass

Due to travel restrictions on interstate and international presenters QuEST is currently unable to offer this course.

This program is recognised as legitimate professional development by the Department of Education and Queensland College of Teachers. As such, it is appropriate to apply for release and funding through your normal school professional development processes.

This masterclass will suit any leader wanting to tap into world class research-based leadership skills and is ideal for school leadership teams looking to work more strategically together in their journey.  Following a lifetime of research and practical leadership experience inside schools, John and Bill have extracted the distilled essence of what enables schools to deliver – for children, for staff, for school leaders and for families and communities. Their work has extended across twenty countries and now focuses on six: Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK, Sweden and Norway.

Every school and its community are unique, so there is no one-size fits all. Their work is based on deep respect for the individual journey each school chooses to follow.

In this workshop they will share a carefully selected repertoire of skills, models and processes that impact at a deep level. These have been tested and refined under the heat of practice, addressing current realities in education. Their narrative is woven from the real lives of teachers and school leaders who work inside schools that deliver.  We will investigate together the match between our own lived experiences and their action research on what is the real work of schools. We will then explore powerful new models of leadership and their impact in classrooms and across schools.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a SPECIAL PRICE of just $600 inc GST available for teams of up to 4 members from the same school.  To access this price, please email with the names and email addresses of each member and a contact number for each.

The Presenters – co-authors of Schools that Deliver

Dr John Edwards.jpgDr John Edwards has been one of the leading research grant recipients in cognitive science in Australia. 
John’s research began in his own classrooms which led to publications in the areas of the direct teaching of thinking and what are children thinking whilst teachers are teaching. He has worked inside many leading Australian and international companies, and sporting organizations, to research and deliver powerful cultures of learning.

He has dedicated a large part of his life to the work that forms the basis of this book; helping school communities create the schools they know are right for their children. Dr Edwards is one of the few international researchers to turn his research into award-winning practice in education, in business and industry, and in high performance sport.

Bill Martin.jpgBill Martin.  As a school leader in the USA, Bill led two large schools to win State and National Blue Ribbon awards for excellence.  He has won many awards for outstanding educational leadership and has worked with over 180 schools across six countries to support efforts to create powerful learning cultures. Bill has presented at International Conferences on Thinking and served on a United Nations team to make recommendations for the reform of secondary education in Kuwait.  In 2001 Bill was invited to be a Visiting Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. He has designed and facilitated long-term professional development programs to grow leadership capacity for the Tonsberg Kommune in Norway, and the Varberg and Kungsbacka Kommunes in Sweden


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