Above: Andrew Watson President CaSPA; Mark Merry President AHISA; Andrew Pierpoint President ASPA; Berth Blackwood Exec Officer AHISA
A recent meeting of the Presidents of all the Secondary Principal Associations has seen agreement by the leaders in all three sectors to work closely to lead discussion on Education in the media, at the government level and in the public forum. There was agreement that the recent interchanges on Funding has given the impression that sectors are working in different directions in terms of education. The Presidents of all Peak Associations feel that this impression is anything but helpful.
A quick scan of the media would see all sorts of people offering gratuitous advice about "how education could improve" and what "should be taught in schools these days....."
Sadly those charged with leading education in the 10,000 schools across the country are rarely given the opportunity to offer their perspectives.
All the Presidents agreed to support the following initiatives to help shape future education policy:
CaSPA will providing further details of these events during the coming months
AHISA chair - Dr Mark Merry - offered this reflection of the meeting:
I believe that this is a very positive step in re engaging our Principals as significant influencers on education policymaking and as a strong voice for our schools.
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