Community of Schools for current and aspiring school leaders @COSLead


@COSLead is a networked leadership community for current & aspiring leaders in Sydney, NSW established late 2014 to develop leadership capacity to lead future focused schools and  confident, creative and engaged learners.

What? When?

As of June 2017 180 teachers and leaders participate in 1:1 coaching conversations with @annbasel. These conversations occur in schools from Fairfield, Hoxton, Liverpool, MacArthur and Strathfield networks. Participants are supported to develop and implement Big Ideas (action research) to lead learning, improvement, innovation and change in schools.

Network meetings are held each term where teachers and leaders share, reflect and discuss evidence of leadership practice. In 2017 @COSLead will operate in the virtual space with a leadership twitter chat and a closed Facebook group. The first #COSLead twitter chat is on March 22 at 8:00pm.

The @COSLead twitter account provides access to research related to Big Ideas and is a sharing platform for teachers and leaders.

Topics discussed at Network meetings include

  • Growth Mindset/Fixed Mindset – introduction to Innovator’s Mindset (George Couros)
  • How to give and receive feedback
  • the Australian Professional Standard for Principals including the Leadership Profiles
  • 21st century professional learning
  • the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  • How to develop a Big Idea – Innovation, Impact, Implementation & Standard/s
  • Accreditation at the higher levels
  • Evidence & Impact

Some participants are undertaking a significant learning journey of evidence based practice towards accreditation at Highly Accomplished and/or Lead.

Participants are supported to develop leadership knowledge and skills to further career aspirations.

“Great energy, outstanding presentations, culminated with people talking their educational passions, much appreciated”

“@COSLead network meetings provide opportunities to reflect, share, learn, collaborate and create professional contact with whom I can connect with outside of @COSLead for other professional purposes”

“Coaching/mentoring assisted me to determine my destination but more so the pit stops that are necessary along the way; supportive and challenging building my capacity to lead students, teachers and leaders”


For further information contact

Twitter: @annbasel


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