Principals Australia National Market Research Survey now live!
From 21st April until 20th May 2011 you can register your views by clicking the link:
http://www2.newfocus.com.au//QAR/QAR.php?LEFT=220&TOP=0&BTOP=0&INFO=bSUOQQC0uwHI@JKeSMePbRYlO , or cut and paste the whole link into your web browser.
Many of you will recall the interrupted attempts by Principals Australia* at various times last year to roll out a national survey of principals and school leaders. It was a stop-go affair for a variety of reasons, not least because the landscape around our profession, including the political landscape, was changing so dramatically and so quickly. As a result, rather than proceed and risk events overtaking the value of the survey, the Principals Australia's Board opted to let things settle. However, completing the survey always remained on the agenda.
The time is now right to proceed because Principals Australia is in the process of mapping out a three-year strategy which will shape how it goes about its main business - viz. helping principals and school leaders develop the skills, professional and personal, to meet the considerable challenges they face.
We cannot stress strongly enough how important it is to the future of the profession for Principals Australia to gain deep insight into the challenges faced by its constituents. The greater the number of respondents to the survey, the more nuanced will be the ability to shape a strategy that is truly collegial and sharply reflective of best practice in the profession.
The survey is in the form of an extensive questionnaire which will take around 25-30 minutes to complete. However busy you may be, we ask that you set aside enough time to reflect and let us know what you think.
This is not a time to stand on the sidelines. Get involved and make a contribution to the future of the profession.
* The owners of Principals Australia are:
- Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA)
- Australian Secondary Principals Association (ASPA)
- Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA)
- Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA)