Leading your team in 2022

Whether you are a new Head Teacher of Science or have been in your role for a number of years, the ability to connect with others around the changing nature of teaching and developments in education is important to making good decisions and to your own professional development as a leader. This network aims to allow Head Teachers to connect with other leaders in Science from across NSW, discussing the issues that them as face curriculum leaders and problem solving through ways to tackle them. It is an opportunity to build professional networks across school systems where expertise and knowledge is shared for the common goal of improving the quality of science education.

2022 ONLINE DATES (4:30 - 6:00pm):

  • Thursday 10 February
  • Thursday 2 June
  • Thursday 4 August
  • Thursday 3 November

Free for members, $110* (includes gst) for non-members for four sessions throughout the year.

*Because this is a 2022 event, membership need to be renewed for 2022, to be free for members.


Thursday 4 August 4.30 – 6pm via Zoom

The theme of the session will be Depth Studies. The session will driven by conversations about Depth Studies that students have already completed or ones that you plan to run. Depth Studies will be discussed in separate small groups based on the subject area of the Depth Studies. Each discussion will be recorded and made available to members so you can catch up on other discussions at a later stage if you wish.

As such, in the spirit of sharing and receiving constructive feedback, we request that members share a copy of a Depth Study and its associated documentation (I.e. notification, marking rubric/criteria, work samples etc.) in advance of the session. Please submit via STA Head Teachers Network Padlet page (link emailed).

We also invite members to talk about their specific Depth Study in the small group discussions to help provide the context of the task and its key aims. If you are willing to speak to your Depth Study on the day, please reply with your expression of interest by Monday 1st August to: [email protected]

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Thursday 2nd Jun 4.30 pm via Zoom

Subjection Selection and Managing Your Labs. Wether you are a new Head Teacher of Science or have been in your role for several years, connecting with others around the changing nature of teaching and the development in education is essential in making good decisions for your professional development.  

STANSW Head Teacher Network allows Head Teachers to connect with other leaders in Science from across NSW, discussing the issues they face with curriculum leaders and problem-solving through group discussions. This is an opportunity to build professional networks across school systems where expertise and knowledge are shared for the common goal of improving the quality of science education. 

 Agenda: Subject selection,  Managing your labs/ WHS  and Group discussions and sharing.


Thursday 10 February - 4:30 - 6:00pm

Curriculum aside, a huge part of what faculty leaders do is to set the tone and direction for their teams. How they interact with and manage their teams has a huge influence on the success in meeting the goals that have been set.

In this session, aspects of different leadership styles and strategies for managing others will be investigated. We will examine ideas that challenge common wisdom around how to work with others and look at realistic approaches and behaviours that help to develop leadership potential.

Leaders will have the opportunity to discuss and collaborate on the issues that face them on the front line of team management, share experiences and strategies they use in their roles, and build networks with other leaders to continue to develop their leadership skills.