Mt Ousley Public School (NSW)
Brad Tate’s peers think he is someone who ‘genuinely cares’ about ‘making a difference in the lives of everyone around him’. With a reflective and experimental approach to school management and pedagogy, Tate has impressed school staff and students with approaches such as allowing a high degree of student choice within classes, in an effort to draw them beyond comfort zones. Tate demonstrated vision and determination in introducing a 1:1 iPad initiative for more than 100 students in Kindergarten to Year 2, which involved preparation, communication and collaboration with his team of teachers and the school community. He is also noticed for leading within and across schools, reinventing student reports to better reflect pedagogical beliefs, working with others to create video that promotes the ideologies underpinning the school’s core work, and managing complex resources.