Academy of Teaching and Leadership takes shape

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19 July 2021

Simon Lindsay and James MerlinoLast week, Dr Simon Lindsay, General Manager, Improved Learning Outcomes, of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) joined a group hosted by the Minister for Education James Merlino on a site tour of the future Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership in Melbourne.

Once complete next year, this will be a state-of-the-art facility where Victorian teachers can access high-calibre professional learning and development.

The academy will also deliver the Teaching Excellence Program, an Australian-first initiative for highly skilled teachers in government, Catholic and independent schools. The program will commence in Term 1, 2022.

To find out more about the program and to register interest, teachers are encouraged to visit