How does it work?

Ongoing professional learning
and individualised coaching.

Over the course of the program, participants will engage in a variety of activities aimed to enhance learning, establish networks and implement effective change related to the specific context of their own school.

The Teach To Lead program encompasses the following components:


Twelve days of highly interactive workshops are spread across the program’s first year. These sessions occur largely during school holidays and will give you an opportunity to build strong connections with the rest of your cohort. They also include time for personal reflection.

100% of participants who have attended our workshops in 2016 would recommend them to others in their role.

The first Teach To Lead sessions exceeded my expectations. Although I know I will have challenges this term and a large workload for the rest of the year, I feel much more equipped to be an effective leader.” – 2016 Fellow

Full program dates for the 2017 and 2018 cohort are available here.



The Impact Initiative ensures the skills and concepts you build through the program are put into practice – with measurable results. Each participant designs and implements a project with the aim of raising student achievement.

The Impact Initiative also sets goals for developing yourself and your team, in support of your overarching goals for students. You will receive regular feedback on your Impact Initiative from your coach and peers.

“How lucky I am to have the opportunity to hear from Science leaders who are facing the same issues and have worked really hard to solve them. We are saving years of work by sharing our Impact Initiatives.” – 2016 Fellow


Throughout the program, you will have a Leadership Coach who will support and guide you to set and achieve your goals. You will regularly meet with your Leadership Coach to discuss your Impact Initiative, your personal leadership development and general challenges and opportunities in your current leadership role.

 “Incredibly high quality face to face sessions as well as the ongoing coaching support has shown far greater changes in my behaviour than any other program I have been involved in.” – 2016 Fellow



By participating in Teach To Lead, you will join a network of high-performing leaders, who will challenge and inspire one another. These networks will be life-long.

Teach To Lead will foster continued connections and leadership opportunities beyond the two year program. Our aim is for you to continue to increase your impact on students throughout your career.

You will also be invited to further hone your leadership skills as an alumnus, through continued engagement with the Teach To Lead program. This could come in several ways, such as:

  • Facilitating learning sessions for future cohorts.
  • Acting as a coach for participants in future cohorts.
  • Participating in program evaluation activities.
  • Taking part in Teach To Lead promotional activities.

100% of respondents noted Teach To Lead has improved their leadership performance more than any other activity.