Brisbane Grammar School
A systematic and comprehensive focus on teaching quality – informed by the latest educational research – is behind some of the state’s top student academic performances.
Brisbane Grammar School (BGS) Deputy Headmaster – Staff, Ed Roper, has led the development of teachers’ learning at BGS over the past ten years. BGS’s students consistently achieve among the highest academic results in the state.
Headmaster Anthony Micallef says Ed has spent the past decade examining pedagogical practices at BGS, and developing standards “aimed at improving student outcomes”.
“Ed Roper has committed an enormous amount of time to improving the practice of teachers at Brisbane Grammar School,” Anthony says.
Ed has introduced a suite of initiatives to improve teaching practices, including facilitating a team which crafted site-specific elaborations of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to guide self-reflection and evidence-based peer feedback.
He established tools, including the Student Perception Survey and Teacher’s Self-reflection Tool, for teachers to use as evidence of their practice.
An evidence-based process to recognise and reward high performing teachers has been introduced under Ed’s leadership.
Teachers and middle leaders have been encouraged and supported to pursue post-graduate study to develop their pedagogical practice and leadership abilities.
A Teaching and Leadership Development Committee has also been set up to ensure the school’s strategic vision for teaching development is fulfilled.
Congratulations Ed on your nomination.