Future Leaders Program: Application

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Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in joining the Future Leaders Program. The program is designed to develop your leadership skills, confidence and potential.

 Specifically designed for teachers working in regional and remote schools facing educational disadvantage, the program prepares you for the next step in your career: the challenging, yet rewarding, roles of school leadership.


The application process consists of two parts. The first collects your details and the second part focuses on the assessment questions. Please remember this is not a competitive process. It is an opportunity to define your current strengths and weaknesses so you can progress towards your leadership goals. 

We have limited places for the 2021 Cohort so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

We encourage you to get in touch if you would like to discuss the application process or your individual circumstances. Please email info@futureleadersprogram.org.au

We wish you the best of luck!

Personal Details




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Eligibility Criteria


Our program is funded by the Federal Government. They are invested in the long term development of the regional, rural and remote education system. Therefore only residents and citizens who can reside permanently in Australia will be eligible to participate.

Our program is targeting qualified teacher who are early in their career but have experience leading a classroom. Therefore, by the end of the 2020 academic year, you must have completed at least two years of teaching.

If this is something you are unclear on, please email info@futureleadersprogram.org.au to discuss your circumstances in more detail.

ICSEA data for all Australian schools is available on the My School website. If you believe your school should be considered as serving a disadvantaged community, but has an ICSEA of 1000 or greater, please email us at info@futureleadersprogram.org.au.

For your application to be progressed, your Principal will be asked to endorse your application to show their support and consent.
Eligibility
Participation in our program is based upon the eligibility criteria listed here. You have selected you are not eligible for at least one of them. Please email us before continuing your application so we can advise on how to proceed at info@futureleadersprogram.org.au

School Information








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More information about you

The Future Leaders program has been designed with the participants, their students and their communities in mind. The following questions will allow us to create an inclusive experience that caters for all experiences. Your response to these questions will have no influence on the outcome of your application. They will assist us to deliver a program that is contextually relevant and where all perspectives are valued.


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Future Leaders Program is committed to delivering an inclusive environment that ensures all participants have access to a quality program that meets their diverse needs.

Future Leaders Program is committed to delivering an inclusive education system that ensures all participants have access to a quality program that meets their diverse needs.

How did you hear about us?

The Future Leaders Program has been designed with the participants, their students and their communities in mind. The following questions will allow us to understand the best way to reach those with leadership aspirations and ensure we use our resources effectively. The answers to these question won't determine the outcome of your assessment but they will help us to find more people like yourself, who want to develop their impact in regional, rural and remote locations.

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If you do not have any further professional development in mind, please leave blank

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Competency Assessment

Great work! You have reached the final assessment stage of the application.

The last stage consists of four competency based questions. We would like to hear about your school experience, what you have learnt and how this has influenced your vision for yourself, your students and your school community.

Leadership & Achievement - Do you achieve the goals you set yourself? How have you led your students towards positive outcomes?

Commitment to Vision - Are you committed to leading in regional, rural and remote communities? Do you believe in making the education system fairer for your students and communities?

Learning & Self Evaluation - Do you recognise your strengths and areas for development? Do you have a desire to grow your leadership potential?

Planning & Organisation - Can you plan and prepare activities to engage your students and assist them to recognise their potential?

Competency Questions 

For the following questions we are looking for your commitment to teach in regional, rural and remote areas and for you to demonstrate your influence in the classroom.
Commitment to Vision

What opportunities do you see for your school? How would you like to have an impact outside of your classroom? By increasing your leadership skills, how could the wider school benefit?
Leadership & Achievement 

For this question we want to hear about the positive classroom stories that you have facilitated. Examples could include a successful intervention to improve student outcomes, a class experience that you planned or how you have built relationships with your students.

Learning & Self-Evaluation


When answering this question, please include the following: A) The scenario; B) Your relationship with the person who gave you the feedback; C) How did you feel when you received the feedback; D) The impact it had on your teaching

Planning & Organisation

For this question, we are interested in how you plan for students to achieve in your lessons and the activities you plan to engage them in the learning.

Please upload a unit plan of 4 -6 lessons that you have tailored to your class and delivered. Please include the lesson objective for each lesson and the activities you intended the students to complete.

Please make sure the upload is no bigger than 25MB. The lessons should be compiled into 1 document. PDF, Word or PowerPoint format is preferred.

School endorsement

As part of the selection process, we will ask for endorsement from your current school Principal. Your Principal will be asked to provide information about your teaching and leadership skills. Prior to submitting your application, please ensure they support your participation in the program, and are willing to participate in the endorsement process.  You can find out more information on the program here.

Upon submitting your application, the principal can expect an email containing a unique link to complete your endorsement. Please take care to enter their accurate contact details below.

As part of the selection process, we will ask for endorsement from your current school Principal. Your Principal will be asked to provide information about your teaching and leadership skills. Prior to submitting your application, please ensure they support your participation in the program, and are willing to write a letter of endorsement.



Your application is ready to submit

Thank you for taking the time to complete your application for Teach For Australia's Future Leaders Program. It is really exciting that you are keen to develop your leadership, confidence and potential. 

On the next and final page of this application form you will be able to review your application before submitting your application by pressing the confirm button. 

In order to progress your application, an endorsement from your Principal is needed. We suggest letting them know when you have submitted your application so that they can prioritise completing the endorsement process. They can expect an email containing a unique link to complete your endorsement shortly after you press submit.

Once we have received your Principal's endorsement, we will be in touch within 7 days. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at info@futureleadersprogram.org.au.

Best of Luck!