Dare to Lead Project Achievements
At its November 2012 meeting,the Dare to Lead Steering Committee summarised the most recent achievements of the project:
- it affirmed the importance of the colleague-to-colleague model which sets Dare to lead apart
- it noted that 84% of DTL respondent schools said that their Dare to Lead involvement had led to changed stategies in their school
- it noted that 83% of respondent schools said that their DTL membership had 'fostered an increase in professional discussion' within the school
- more than 600 schools in all states and territories have invited Dare to Lead to facilitate a 'Collegial Snapshot' process which does a 'health check' of the school's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program. More than 85% of the recommendations made to Principals have been acted upon.
- the 5500+ membership number far exceeds the membership of 1500 schools which was originally conceived
- the funding support from 20 funding partners, including several jurisdictions over successive years , underlines the impact that the project is having
Details of the achievements of all project elements
To find out how the project achieved its early targets, download the overview from each year
projects' phase three achievements are outlined in "The difference we
are making for our Indigenous students" Interim Report - July 2007. To
read the full report
download a copy of the brochure.
Excellence Award Winners
Dare to Lead Excellence in Leadership in Indigenous Education Awards
have been presented annually since 2004. The awards recognise schools
that demonstrate high levels of effective leadership, Indigenous
community involvement and improvements in targeted outcomes.
schools demonstrate focused, data-driven, strategically-planned
activities with measurable outcomes for their Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander students. The winning schools are determined by a panel
of Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators which assesses each school's
application against set criteria. Winners are announced at a formal
ceremony. High Achievement award-winning schools receive $6000 plus a
commemorative plaque. Other award-winning schools receive $1000 and a
For details regarding award winning schools and applying for an award, click here.
Click here to go to the Project Outcomes Archive page