Teach to Lead

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Tailored professional development for emerging school leaders.

″This is probably the best leadership training program in the country. Good professional development is hard to do well. Teach To Lead does that.″
— Dr. Troy Lowe, Teach To Lead Fellow Leading teacher at Numurkah Secondary College

Program overview

A selective one-year year leadership development program that accelerates the development of middle leaders within schools facing educational disadvantage to improve student and school outcomes.


The Teach To Lead program is currently taking a year off while we review how we grow our impact for our young people and continue to meet the needs of aspirant school leaders in Australia. 

Express your interest for future cohorts and keep up-to-date with program updates by registering your interest below.

01 About the Program

We know effective school leadership is key to improving educational outcomes. Teach To Lead (TTL) is a selective one-year leadership development program that seeks to build the capabilities of mid-career teachers and accelerate their abilities as leaders to improve school and student outcomes.

By building fundamental skills, such as strategic planning, coaching others, leading challenging conversations and building effective teams, Teach To Lead aims to influence and effect real change in schools that need the strongest leaders.

Since its inception in 2015, TTL has been developing a pipeline of exceptional education leaders in the schools facing the greatest challenges. We are currently taking a year off while we review how we can grow our impact for our young people and continue to meet the needs of aspirant school leaders in Australia.

Learn more about our five years of impact.

Register your interest in future cohorts or keep up-to-date with program updates below.

02 Our Impact

Accelerated attainment of school leadership
Of the Alumni who have completed the Teach To Lead program, more than a quarter have received promotions. 13% have been promoted to a principal-class position.

Building a network of leaders
More than 90% of the Teach To Lead Alumni community has said since completing the program they feel part of a broader community working to achieve educational equity, with nearly 80% continuing to reach out to each other for support and collaboration.

“I have developed new ways of thinking about what sustainable leadership practice looks like in a school setting: particularly, prioritising the needs of students and teams through conversational capacity, professional learning, accountability and resilience support.” — Fellow Cohort 2019

“Through TTL I have learned that a lot of good leadership comes from being able to leverage one’s own abilities, but more importantly to leverage the abilities of others.” — Fellow Cohort 2020

“It has had such a significant impact on how I lead. My confidence and expertise in my role has grown so much as a result of such intense and sustained training.” — Fellow Cohort 2018

“TTL has exceeded my expectations in the way it has built my capacity across a targeted range of leadership skills and qualities. It is by far the most powerful professional activity I have undertaken in my teaching career.” — Fellow Cohort 2017

“Rigorous and challenging program that pushes you to always do better. Very few professional learning programs have the same level of intensity or one-on-one development.” — Fellow Cohort 2016

03 Express your interest

For further about the Teach To Lead program, applying for a future cohort or bringing the program to your school please drop us a line at info@teachtolead.org.au or call +61 3 8640 4500.