Information for schools

Program details & school involvement

Preparing your teachers for the challenging yet rewarding roles of school leadership


A robust and strengthened leadership pipeline in our outer regional and remote schools in Australia is critically important to ensuring all children receive an excellent education. The Future Leaders Program (FLP) is an innovative, new approach to strengthening school leadership.

The FLP allows schools to build leadership capacity among their teachers, to ensure they are equipped to deal with today’s educational challenges, specifically tailored to regional and remote contexts. 

  • Participants build skills in leading initiatives, developing their capacity to influence and setting goals that align with your school and community that focus on improving student outcomes.
  • Participants receive tools and resources that can be shared across their school.
  • Personal leadership coaches will support participants to consolidate skills, challenge mindsets and help achieve program outcomes.
  • Participants are introduced to a network of other talented and passionate educators to share ideas and best practice.

Nominate a teacher today by emailing or share this opportunity with a school by sharing the link to this information page.


Applications for 2021 are now closed. Express your interest in future cohorts here.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a classroom teacher with at least 2 years experience
  • Work in a primary or secondary school in Western Australia or the Northern Territory* that is classified as outer regional or remote and has an ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage) score below 1000 (you can find this information at;
  • Aspire towards a school leadership role

Additional measures may be considered in order to determine eligibility, therefore if your school has a current ICSEA of 1000 or above, and you believe should be eligible, please contact us at or call +61 3 8640 4500.

We hope to expand our program into other regional, rural  and remote parts of Australia in the future. If you would like to express your interest about future partnership please drop the team a line here

*Other jurisdictions coming soon – watch this space and let us know you’re interested

School involvement

To ensure that each school gets maximum value from the Future Leaders Program, senior school leaders are asked to:

  • Endorse each applicant during the selection process, confirming their suitability for the program.
  • Ensure each participant’s key accountabilities are clear.
  • Provide feedback on each participant’s skills and performance.
  • Participate in activities to evaluate and continuously improve the Future Leaders Program.


For the 2021 Cohort, full scholarship will be offered to all participants; schools will be offered stipends to allow for time release. 

Time release

Schools are asked to support with up to five days time release for each participant over the course of the program (total across one-year program). The intensive program workshops will be conducted during both school holidays or weekends and term time to ensure a balance for participants and schools. 

Workshop dates for 2021 can be found here.

The Future Leaders Program is delivered with the support of the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.