'Better way' for transition to retirement
Woy Woy Public School principal Ms Ona Buckley will reduce her working week to three days in favour of relieving principal Mr Dan Betts.
Ms Buckley said this would allow Mr Betts to develop his leadership skills as principal.
"Mr Betts has done an expert job in relieving as principal on many occasions when I have taken leave.
"It has been approved that, in 2020, he will be relieving principal for two days a week.
"This is a very logical and smooth way to build leadership capacity for someone who is looking to become a principal as part of their career path and a better way for an experienced principal to transition to retirement slowly while still being able to share their expertise," Ms Buckley said.
"My knowledge, experience and leadership capacity - being a principal for 19 years in three different schools in three different regions, a regional consultant for creative arts across the western area and with teaching and leadership roles of 45 years - lends to having the expertise to mentor and guide and still be the educational leader of our wonderful school.
"Having initiated the innovative changes, we are implementing into the school next year and beyond.
"I am looking forward to driving and supporting this very exciting process with the school executive and staff," Ms Buckley said.
Newsletter, 13 Dec 2019
Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School
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