Issue 8
Monday, 23 May 2016
Charles Darwin University
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Ms Marion Guppy sign the MOU
Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Ms Marion Guppy sign the MOU

Agreement centres education leaders

By Leanne Miles

An agreement between Charles Darwin University and the Northern Territory Government will further boost the capacity of Northern Territory school and system leaders to drive school improvement and deliver outcomes for students.

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Department of Education Deputy Chief Executive School Education Marion Guppy signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the operation of the Centre for School Leadership 2016-2017, located on Casuarina campus.

Professor Maddocks said the agreement built on a very successful four-year partnership.

“The centre was established at CDU in August 2011,” Professor Maddocks said. “Since then it has offered a range of successful education programs in leadership for urban and remote educators. It was also integral in laying the foundations for CDU’s now established Master of Education (International) program.”

Ms Guppy said the success of the centre was due to the unique collaboration focused on development and improvement of educational leadership in the Northern Territory.

“Bringing together experts in the field of education in the Territory has helped build a suite of high-quality programs, services and research of an international standard for teachers, aspiring leaders, new and experienced principals and corporate based education staff,” Ms Guppy said.

“This agreement will ensure that we continue to build on excellence in school leadership.”

The documents were signed after the meeting of the Centre for School Leadership Board of Management.

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