What is Instructional Leadership?

Instructional leadership describes the process Principals and Leadership Teams go through to implement and embed an effective K-12 literacy program and the High Impact Teaching Practice program. Leaders will also use this approach to develop their teachers’ instructional capacity and curriculum knowledge.

Leaders will be supported to

  • Effectively lead teaching and learning improvements
  • Lead curriculum improvement in schools
  • Use data to design, prioritise and timeline the improvement journey
  • Ensure optimum collaboration to maximise the success of the program

How Leaders are Supported

Professional Learning Sessions

Catalyst offers professional learning sessions, that build on the skills of Principals and their Leadership Teams to ensure the best possible outcomes for their schools.

Topics such as effective mindsets and practices, assessment and intervention, improving curriculum resource usage and the role of an instructional leader will form part of these professional learning sessions.

Find out more in your Catalyst Team

Professional Community

All Principals across the system come together twice a year to connect as instructional leaders for Catholic Leaders’ Day, to learn together and to share the unique challenges they face in managing organisational change within a school environment.


All Principals and Leaders will have the opportunity to work with their Performance Improvement Leaders to design their Catalyst journey, refining it along the way.


Helpful Resources

Director, Ross Fox | CECG System Day 2023

Feb 2023

Ross Fox addresses staff at Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn's System Day 2023

Tags: Video, Catalyst Events, Leadership

Putting the focus on learning – Ross Fox

Nov 2022

CECG Director Ross Fox presents at the national Science of Learning Leadership Accelerator event in Sydney.

Tags: Video, Leadership, Science of Learning

Leading the Science of Reading, Professor Pamela Snow

Nov 2022

Professor Pamela Snow, La Trobe University, addresses CECG Principals at Catholic Leaders' Day, October 2022 on leading science of reading teaching in their schools

Tags: Video, Catalyst Events, Science of Reading

Leading the way, the importance of an evidence-based approach, Lisa Paul AO PSM

Nov 2022

Chair of Quality Initial Teacher Review Panel, Lisa Paul AO PSM, addresses CECG Principals on leading evidence-based teaching at Catholic Leaders' Day, October 2022.

Tags: Video, Catalyst Events, Leadership

Ross Fox Keynote, Catholic Leaders’ Day, October 2022

Nov 2022

Catholic Education Canberra Goulburn Director Ross Fox's discusses the impacts of Catalyst and what is next for the Archdiocese at the Catholic Leaders' Day, October 2022.

Tags: Video, Catalyst Events, Leadership