While most teachers and students were on holidays, Barker staff, students, and leaders were working during the week of the 13-17th of July. This was due to the implementation of 2020 Reimagined – an initiative from the school leadership of Barker designed to maximise positive, in-person, learning during a COVID-19 impacted year.
Head of School, Phillip Heath AM, received praise from counterparts during an EdSmart webinar which drew together school leaders to discuss how their approaches to educational leadership during a crisis.
In this webinar five outstanding school heads/principals, featuring Mr Heath, shared honestly about the challenges of 2020. There were many common themes involving strategic decision making in the context of a deep care and concern for students, families, staff, and the wider community.
You can watch a recording of the webinar on the EdSmart website, https://blog.edsmart.com/principals-webinar