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Teacher Fellowship Program 2024

Developing aspiring leaders, enhancing classroom practice

Middle or aspiring leaders
Teacher inquiry, classroom practice, leadership
Expressions of interest for 2024 are now closed.
Full year
In-person and online
ISV Member Schools: $1,000 (plus GST)
for a pair of Teacher Fellows from each school

Research says the most effective professional learning is collaborative, embedded into the daily work of teachers and relevant to their needs and those of their school. It should also be practical and focus on improving student learning outcomes. 

Now in its fourth year, ISV’s Teacher Fellowship Program brings together high-performing educators to design, implement and evaluate innovative models of professional learning that have long-term benefits for schools, staff and students.

“If I could do it again, I would.”

— Anna Robertson, The Hamilton and Alexandra College

Congratulations to this year's Fellows

Alice Miller School
  • Madeline Mather
  • Skye Myers
Al Siraat College
  • Mehreen Akhtar
  • Marc Schulze
Al Taqwa College
  • Sarra Bakri
  • Yin Voong
Huntingtower School
  • Adrienne Oates
  • Caitlyn Platt
Kilvington Grammar School
  • Brent Charlton
  • Nicola Devlin
Newhaven College
  • Marc Tilloston
Strathcona Girls Grammar School
  • Lana Goldstone
  • Zoe Veling

About the Teacher Fellowship Program

A three-way partnership

ISV’s Teacher Fellowship Program is a three-way partnership between ISV, Teacher Fellows and Member Schools.

What does it involve?

The Teacher Fellowship Program is aimed at educators who are currently in a middle leadership role or aspiring towards leadership.

Successful applicants will have an opportunity to:

  • Lead a professional learning initiative aligned to your school’s specific interests, framed as action research
  • Lead a Teacher Inquiry Group of up to 8 teachers from Independent schools
  • Access the equivalent of three days of professional learning in leadership, team development, inquiry and adult learning
  • Join with others in a facilitated network to share experiences, problem-solve and troubleshoot issues
  • Contribute to associated action research.

Teacher Fellowships are an adjunct appointment for 1 year. Fellows continue to work at their school and take on the associated responsibilities in addition to their teaching role.

What are the benefits?
  • Develop your skills as a leader
  • Deepen your knowledge about learning and teaching
  • Build your expertise in teacher inquiry
  • Connect with others who share your passion
  • Broaden your professional networks
  • Be strategic about your career development
  • Understand how adults learn best
  • Earn accreditation for new skills

Teacher Fellows will be eligible to apply for the ISV/Deakin Professional Practice Credential in Collaboration for their engagement with the program.

ISV’s Teacher Fellowship also provides a pathway to certification as a Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher (HALT).

A teacher inquiry framework: Diversity in action

Based on our experience in the program’s first three years, we have modelled ISV’s commitment to diversity by framing the program to support the diverse needs of our students.

This framework encourages schools to explore a line of inquiry that goes to the heart of learning and teaching, such as:

  • What are the cultural and/or linguistic needs of my students?
  • What new approaches to teaching might motivate my disengaged learners?
  • How can I develop and evaluate a unit to cater for the diverse needs of my students?
  • How might I incorporate opportunities for student inquiry and agency in my teaching?

Find out more

Expressions of interest for 2024 are now closed.

If you would like to know more, please contact Aine or David.

More information

Aine Maher
Consultant, Education Services
Independent Schools Victoria
(03) 9825 7213

David Burton
Principal Consultant and Senior IB Specialist
Independent Schools Victoria
(03) 9825 7200

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