Firbank Dep Principal Head of Senior School - Gig Executive

Deputy Principal, Head of​ Senior School​

Drive innovative teaching and learning strategy​

The Brief

On the basis of previous highly successful appointments made by Fisher Leadership, in early 2019 Fisher Leadership once again partnered with Firbank to appoint the Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School. Firbank sought to appoint an experienced educator and school executive to join the School at an exciting time in the school’s development. ​

Solution Building​

With changes being made to the curriculum and its delivery, and staff showing a readiness for change, Firbank desired a candidate with a track record of innovation in providing educational leadership in developing teaching and learning programmes and a demonstrable commitment to the professional development of staff. It was identified the new Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School should bring a diversity of thinking to the existing school leadership team and a willingness to challenge the status quo. ​

The Outcome​

Ms Leandra Turner was known to the Fisher Leadership team as a collaborative, integrative and dynamic educator who fostered a positive sense of belonging. Firbank was delighted to have Leandra commence with the school in January 2019 Prior to joining Firbank Leandra had a significant career with Caulfield Grammar School for nearly thirty years. In her final position at the school Leandra was the Head of Senior School at the Caulfield Campus. Leandra was part of the strategic leadership team and was involved in the creation of a new Deputy to the Head of Senior School leadership role, in addition to initiating new restorative behavioural management policies. ​