Tag: Leadership

Posted by Marilyn Cole 56 days ago

The education sector is facing an imminent and significant loss of experience and corporate knowledge which has been predicted for some time.

•    In 2003 Scott reported that by 2013, 74% of current secondary school principals and over 50% of current primary school principals would have left the school system (Scott, 2003 in Marks, 2012, p. 36).
•    In 2007 a national survey, The Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS, 2007) found that more than 50% of school leaders were aged 50 years and older.
•    A more recent Australian survey (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2009) found the 'education and training' sector registered the largest proportion of workers who intended to retire within the next 10 years.

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 2 months ago

As schools adjust to the expectations of the twenty-first century, not only has there has been a call for new conceptions of leadership and leadership preparation (Bezzina, 2012; Caldwell & Spinks, 2013; Dempster et al., 2011; Levin, 2013; Macpherson, 2009; Schleicher, 2012 in McCulla & Degenhardt, 2016, p.559) but the expectations for today’s school leaders have never been more ambitious (Robinson, 2011, in McCulla & Degenhardt, 2016, p.558). The call is for leaders who are instructional leaders who can promote better academic outcomes for students, who also have a capacity to build and sustain transformational cultures (Day & Sammons, 2013; Hattie, 2009; Robinson et al., 2009 in McCulla & Degenhardt, 2016, p.559).

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 20 months ago

This is the final part in a six-part series that will look at Kara Martin's book, 'Workship: How to use your work to worship God.' Kara Martin is the keynote speaker at EdComm's annual Integral Project Dinner on October 25.

‘Faith becomes deeply woven into the person you are at work, expressing itself in your thoughts, words, and activities, shining from the core of your identity’ (Martin, 2017, p.157).

There are many ways to build relationships in a workplace while contributing to the culture and climate. Mark Green from the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity has developed six M’s for how to integrate faith and work and Martin has turned these into the following questions.

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Posted 22 months ago

On Saturday May 5, 2018, Anglican EdComm welcomed Dr Donald Guthrie of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago to deliver the keynote addresses at the Christians in Teaching Conference which focused...

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 22 months ago

Q: What do schools and coaching have in common?John Campbell proposes that education and coaching ‘share a common purpose: helping people to learn, grow and develop’ (Campbell and van Nieuwerburgh,...

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Posted 22 months ago

On Saturday May 5, 2018, Anglican EdComm welcomed Dr Donald Guthrie of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago to deliver the keynote addresses at the Christians in Teaching Conference which focused...

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 24 months ago

Think of a time when you were telling someone something that you really wanted them to ‘hear’.

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 2 years ago


In a school setting the tasks of management are usually thought of as the procedural and organisational tasks like timetabling, organising and running assemblies, publishing assessment schedules and reports, and the myriad of other tasks that together help a school run smoothly. Because schools are large organisations, management and leadership roles may be distributed and involve staff at many levels including administrative assistants.

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Posted by Marilyn Cole 2 years ago

'The heart of every leader must be humble, seeking the good of others and suspicious of one's own motives' James Plueddemann, Leading across cultures (Burns, Chapman & Guthrie, p77).

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Posted by Graham Stanton 4 years ago

EdComm has produced a discussion paper on The Role of the Principal in the Spiritual Leadership of an Anglican School.

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