Kingsbury leader in the Hot List

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Kevin Burke, principal of Our Lady of the Way School, Kingsbury.25 November 2021

Kevin Burke, principal of Our Lady of the Way School, Kingsbury, has been included in The Educator Hot List 2021.

Now in its 7th year, The Educator’s Hot List seeks nominations from educators and school leaders across the country who have demonstrated expertise in linking theory and practice, and designed and implemented innovations that provide students with high-quality educational experiences during these unprecedented times. The nominations are assessed and, this year, 36 educators and school leaders nationally have been recognised.

During lockdown, Kevin led the development of the school’s YouTube learning channel to give students access to lessons and activities for repeated practice. The channel is now part of the regular class program to enhance learning. He also oversees the extensive use of data tracking from Prep, continually monitoring both individual and cohort growth to inform teaching strategies that engage individual students.

Kevin also has a strong interest in school design, and how this can impact student learning and wellbeing. He has assisted in preparing keynote speeches and plenary sessions for the Association for Learning Environments (formerly the Council of Education Facility Planners International) on ‘Creating schools as welcoming environments’ and ‘How school design can impact learning & wellbeing’. Kevin has been actively involved in the planning and design of three new school projects and four refurbishment programs, and is currently involved in the planning of an early learning centre adjacent to his school.

A full report of Kevin’s achievements can be found on The Educator website.