2017 CEP Rural Education Award Finalist: Swan Hill Cluster

One of three finalists for the 2017 Rural Education Award, the Swan Hill Cluster of schools have been working closely to lift student education outcomes.

Within the Swan Hill cluster of schools (which comprises five primary schools), there has been the development of a common teaching and learning focus to build the capacity of all staff across the cluster in engaging students and improving learning opportunities and education outcomes.

This initiative is driven by the middle leaders within each of the schools, and Carly-Marie Clark plays a significant leadership role within this group.

Within her own school (Lake Boga P.S), Carly-Marie has been instrumental in leading the development of best practice teaching and learning across the whole school – lifting education outcomes and improving staff attitude within the school.

In more recent times, Carly-Marie has played a key leadership role within the clusters Professional Learning Community and is now working with the cluster in developing a comprehensive capacity building approach for all staff of the cluster to be implemented in 2018.

She has shared her expertise, knowledge and skills with staff from all the cluster schools. Her leadership ability has seen the cluster’s middle leaders develop a strong and cohesive group of educators whom are all focused on improving the teaching and learning that occurs in all schools involved in the cluster.

Congratulations Carly-Marie and the Swan Hill Cluster of schools. We look forward to being able to provide an update on your work in the future.