BARELLAN Central School principal Bob Willetts has been given the chance of a lifetime by the Department of Education and Communities.
Mr Willetts will travel overseas in April next year for 23 days to fine-tune an existing research program after winning the 2012-12 Riverina region Mark Everett Leadership Fellowship.
This means he will be travelling to the United Kingdom, France, Finland and Hong Kong to research “how learning management systems enhance instructional leadership”.
Mr Willetts said he was excited about the opportunity to meet with principals and school leaders in the schools and universities he will be visiting.
“It’s a massive honour to be chosen,” he said. “I’m looking forward to learning about other schools and their experiences and seeing how learning management systems are put into practice there.
“It is also about setting up global collaborations.
“I’ll be able to bring back what I learn to staff here at Barellan, as well as colleagues throughout NSW.”
This year four state fellowships valued at $10,000 were awarded along with five $7500 regional fellowships.
The regional award recognises the late Mark Everett, who passed away during his term as school education director at Griffith. Mr Willetts will be sharing his findings with colleagues through conferences and the publication of a paper on the department’s website.
Department deputy director-general, schools, Greg Prior said the leadership fellowships enhance the quality of leadership in NSW public schools.
“Our principals are leading learners,” he said. “Through the leadership fellowships, nine principals can concentrate on a chosen avenue of research that will benefit students in their own schools and learning communities.”
BARELLAN Central School principal Bob Willetts has received a scholarship to undertake an overseas study tour next year.
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