The Principals as Literacy Leaders with Indigenous Communities project builds on the Smarter Schools National Partnership initiative, Principals as Literacy Leaders (PALL). It is being delivered in partnership with the Australian Primary Principals Association and involves education systems and schools in Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia. It aims to enhance the leadership capabilities of principals and school community leadership teams to work with teachers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, families and communities to improve literacy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
A funding provision of $2,894,390 has been allocated in 2011– 2012 for the project. Funding is sourced from the Australian Government’s Closing the Gap—Expansion of intensive literacy and numeracy initiative which aims to improve the literacy and numeracy outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
This initiative is strategically linked to the following:
• National Indigenous Reform Agreement
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010 – 2014
• Smarter Schools National Partnerships: Literacy and Numeracy, Low Socio-Economic Status School Communities and Improving Teacher Quality
• Closing the Gap Education Strategy