Principal certification finds support among teachers

EDUCATION professionals are rallying behind the push for national voluntary principal certification to foster better school leadership and improve student performance.

The move is expected to create a national benchmark for recognising principals and their skills while upholding the quality of the industry's current professionals.

Queensland Education Leadership Institute chief Dr Stephen Brown said the certification would acknowledge high-performing principals and their skills in a bid to elevate the overall status of the profession.

Mr Brown was recently appointed Principals Australia Institute's certification reference panel chair to spearhead the development of the program.

The institute's chief Jim Davies said developing an accountable process for certifying the leadership capacity of principals would encourage professional standards and individual responsibility for professional learning.

"This is not about performance management, but leadership formation and principals' collective responsibility to shape the future of the profession," Mr Davies said.

EXCLUSIVE: More renewables projects in Gladstone's pipeline

NEW PROJECTS: Renew Estate director says the company is targeting a "20 per cent to 30 per cent reduction in energy bills for a typical home in the region.” (File photo)

"Targeting a 20 per cent to 30 per cent reduction in energy bills.”

113 jobs in the Gladstone region you can apply for right now

JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Cr Cindi Bush has compiled a list of more than 50 jobs taking applications right now.

Cr Cindi Bush has compiled a list of job opportunities.

Gladstone graduate recognised at state awards

RECOGNITION: Jasmine Elliott receives her award in South Bank today.

Jasmine Elliott was one of only four regional students awarded.

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