In the world of ACT Education “innovation” seems to be “untested experiments to try on your child”.
It’s a problem because you can’t just trade the kid in if the twelve year experiment doesn’t work out.
Andrew Barr has announced that the already novel Kambah school serving primary kiddies to year 10 young adults is to have “an exciting new initiative” in the form of diffused responsibility at the top with not one but two principals:
am pleased to annouce that Lynn Petersen and Pam Rosser will be the new co-principals of the $56.5 million Kambah P-10 school. Appointing co-principals is an exciting new initiative in ACT public schools.
This innovation put forward by Lynn Petersen and Pam Rosser supports recommendations in the review of school based management as well as my drive to give principals more powers to make their schools even better. It is about providing school leaders with more flexibility to decide how to provide students in their care with the very best education.
The lucky ladies are also off to the Harvard Graduate School of Education for a leadership course.