For the first time the State’s best teachers will have an opportunity to fast track their careers and become principals in half the time.
Each year 30 excelling teachers and 20 teaching graduates can apply to participate in a new NSW government program to turbo-charge their careers to the level of principal within 10 years.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the rigorous program would require participants to learn from leading teachers at selected schools, participate in a regional placement and excel in a leadership position.
The Fast Stream program is a component of the School Success Model and will start in Term 1, 2022. Teachers and graduate students will complete a rigorous selection process. Teachers will participate in the program for up to 10 years before being offered the opportunity of a principal position.