Applications now open for 2022!
Springboard Trust invites school leaders to express their interest in the Strategic Leadership for Rural Teaching Principals Programme and Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme in 2022.
This year, in addition to our usual philanthropically funded places, we welcome applications through other funding channels, such as Ministry of Education PLD budget.
You can read more about the 2022 application process here – or head straight to our expression of interest form to get started!
Improve your leadership
Springboard Trust's unique learning programmes are designed to enable the development of outstanding educational leaders who dramatically improve their schools and wider communities.
To achieve this, we offer a range of programmes and services that provide multi-year support for leaders. Over these years, principals partner with us on a journey to:
Learn or enhance their strategic leadership skills.
Connect with cross-sector partners for unique leadership insights.
Develop the tools and skills necessary to plan and report to boards and other stakeholders.
Build leadership capability throughout a school.
Map the impacts of strong leadership right down to student outcomes.
Network with other schools and sectors to improve the community.
Principals do not generally undertake every programme and service that Springboard offers. By partnering with Springboard and selecting programmes and services that are tailored to your needs, you broaden your skill set and bring yourself – and your leadership team – on a journey that alumni call "the best professional development you will ever get".
The Principal's Journey
Usually, the Principal's journey begins with one of our foundation programmes - the Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme (SLPP) or the Strategic Leadership for Rural Teaching Principals Programme (SLRTP). After this point, your programme manager will work with you to understand your challenges and opportunities, and support you to select the best programme or service for your needs.