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Mission and Values

In Australia, the postcode you’re born in can radically impact your whole future. It shouldn’t.

Our Vision

An Australia where education gives every child, regardless of background, greater choice for their future

In Australia, the postcode that you’re born in can radically impact your whole future – determining the type of education you can access. Too many young people are left behind: set up for lives of disadvantage instead of lives of opportunity. It’s not their choice; and it isn’t their fault.

Together, we can do something about it.

We believe in equity in education – an Australia where your postcode does not determine your future potential, the opportunities available to you in life, or your ability to contribute to society.

We see the strengths of the communities we work with – they demonstrate leadership and resilience each and every day.

Our goal is to learn from those already within these communities, and to work with and support them to better and more equitable outcomes.


Our mission

To grow a community of leaders committed to equity for children, by recruiting and developing exceptional people to teach and lead across Australia

Teaching is leadership. A great teacher can have a huge impact in the classroom, within schools and in broader communities.

A classroom leader does not just deliver content well. They are also a role model and a mentor, they bring positivity and passion to their school each morning, and they are an invested member of their community. They are leaders who inspire and empower others. A great teacher changes lives.

A leader is someone who:

  • prepares purposefully;
  • engages others;
  • implements effectively;
  • engages professionally;
  • understands themselves;
  • understands change.

An effective teacher will exemplify these every day working with their students, inspiring them to achieve their full potential.

Quality teaching and school leadership are proven to have the most significant impact on the educational outcomes of children — but to truly realise our vision, we need leaders across all areas of society to work together to effect change, help break the cycle of educational disadvantage and empower all students with a quality education.


Our values

Empowering greatness: We see great possibilities and strive to bring them to life.

We seek to lead by example and are agents for change in ourselves, in students and in our society. We create empowering learning environments that enable others to excel.

Empowering greatness:

  • We see great possibilities and strive to bring them to life. We seek to lead by example and are agents for change in ourselves, in students and in our society. We create empowering learning environments that enable others to excel.

Outcome driven:

  • We are inspired by ambitious goals and pursue them with determination. We use data to think critically about problems and solutions. We take personal responsibility for delivering meaningful, measurable impact within time-frames that are challenging and motivating.

Collaboration:

  • We strive to build effective, professional relationships within and across sectors. We have a collaborative mindset that opens us to the opportunities and expertise available through partnerships. We work together – within the organisation, with our Associates and with partners, to achieve the individual and systemic changes we seek.

Humility and learning:

  • We respect and seek to learn from the communities we serve and the people with whom we work. We recognise the limits of our own experience, ask questions and seek diverse perspectives to inform our views. We work with curiosity and resourcefulness, engage in honest self-reflection and look for ways to continuously improve.

Innovation:

  • We bring energy and creativity to everything we do. We are excited by new ideas and look for new ways to do things that will bring us closer to achieving our goals. We embrace the opportunity to operate outside our comfort zone as a chance to grow and innovate.

Resilience:

  • We are resilient when faced with obstacles and undaunted by the scale of the change we seek. We rise to the challenge and never forget why we do what we do.

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