Over the past few years Ormiston College has frequently been named one of the state’s top performing academic schools, while staff and students have been invited to speak at conferences nationwide on their use of digital technologies.
Ormiston College Headmaster Brett Webster has introduced and developed a strong vision for the school and some innovative school-wide practices which have helped it stay at the forefront of education change.
These are just some of the reasons he has been nominated for a Queensland College of Teachers Excellent Leadership in Teaching and Learning Award.
Last year Ormiston College was named Brisbane’s first Microsoft Worldwide Showcase School, while The Educator Magazine featured it as one of the most innovative schools in Australia.
Brett was also made an Australian Council for Educational Leadership Queensland Fellow last year.
In 2014 the college was awarded the National Award for School Innovation at the Computelec conference.
Brett is a highly respected national and international speaker who regularly hosts international visits from individuals and groups wanting to learn more about the school’s initiatives and achievements.
He initiated an Innovation Grant process at the school and a number of professional learning communities, which have seen staff play an integral role in the development of a vision for twenty-first century learning and a new wave of professional learning and classroom projects.
A school-wide teacher observation process, linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, was also introduced by Brett, who has a strong focus on literacy and numeracy development and on meaningful integration of technology across the college.
John Miller, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ormiston College, says Brett’s leadership has greatly assisted the college to develop a strong vision for teaching and learning.
“Mr Webster has orchestrated the implementation of many effective strategies to improve student learning outcomes, develop students’ 21C skills and enhance the standing of Ormiston College in the education sector,” John says.
Congratulations Brett on your nomination.