Expressions of interest open for 2025 strategic leadership programmes!

Springboard Trust is excited to welcome expressions of interest from across Aotearoa for our 2025 strategic leadership programmes – the Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme (SLPP), and the Strategic Leadership for Rural Teaching Principals Programme (SLRTP).  Express your interest here! Since 2007, Springboard Trust’s unique cross-sector model has supported the development of principals’ strategic leadership and planning skills, partnering them with experienced volunteer leaders from outside the education sector. Principals work with other educator-volunteer pairings under the guidance of an expert facilitator and the Springboard Trust team. Through this high-trust partnership, we deliver a fresh lens, tools and frameworks to effect positive change in schools and wider communities while delivering profound personal and professional development for school leaders. "Best ever Professional Development I have received in my 40+ years of teaching and Principalship. Having a mentor/coach changed my life both professionally and personally benefitting my school ten-fold." Principal Participant Over 10 months, each participant works with their key stakeholders to hone the vision for their school’s future and co-construct a 3-5 year strategic plan (including a 1-page version!) that will create the conditions for all learners to thrive. "Springboard's Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme is both inspiring and deeply practical. Anyone who completes this programme is well-equipped for the future to put ideas into action in ways that will take their teams and community along with them. And, importantly, all of it is focused on raising achievement and opening doors for our rangatahi. Awesome!" Principal Participant Time and time again, principals tell us that learning with Springboard Trust is, put simply, the best professional learning and development they have ever done – and we’re excited to welcome another intake of passionate school leaders in 2025!   Read more: The impact of Springboard Trust's programmes Applying with Springboard Trust Beginning the application process is easy – first, please ensure you: Have at least two years of experience as a principal  Have been at your current school for at least 12 months  Have no major PLD commitments/sabbatical in the coming year  Have no Commissioner or Limited Statutory Manager in place Then just head to this link and fill out our expression of interest form, which takes no more than 4-5 minutes.   From there, one of our team will be in touch regarding next steps!

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