Principals are the instructional leaders in schools and have a significant influence on student achievement. Principals direct and supervise the development, delivery, assessment and improvement of the education of all students.
The Principals Council
The collective knowledge of principals is of great value, and as such they need a stronger voice in the education system. The PEI Principals Council will enable focused conversations on learning perspectives and learner needs among principals and with the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture.
This will help to strengthen a culture of collaboration among principals and will support exemplary school leadership, both of which are necessary to provide high-quality educational opportunities to Island learners. The detailed mandate and terms of reference for the PEI Principals Council will be developed through collaboration among principals and the Department.
Reports of the Councils
No (education) system in the world has progressed without strong rapport between the government and its teachers and principals.” - Michael Fullan, education scholar and special advisor to the Premier of Ontario
The reports of the Family of Schools District Advisory Councils will be shared with the Principals Council. Conversely, the Family of School District Advisory Councils will be made aware of topics discussed by the Principals Council.
The PEI Principals Council will be comprised of all principals. They will meet up to three times a year, and will meet annually with the Minister of Education. The PEI Principals Council will be supported by a senior staff member of the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture. The first meeting of the PEI Principals Council will be in February 2016.