Assistant principal – learning
TC Templestowe College (VIC)
Peter Ellis is considered to be a significant driving force behind the growth of TC Templestowe College from 286 local students six years ago to 740 students in 2016. Ellis has become widely known for his pioneering approach to individualised learning, which has seen the introduction of Individualised Learning Plans for all students, the removal of year levels, the creation of a student curriculum committee, and the introduction of a flipped classroom model throughout the school. Not stopping at the school gate, Ellis helped create the TC Consultancy, which spreads the message that students should take control of their learning well beyond school. With the help of paid student TC consultants, he delivers day-long professional development programs to school leadership teams, and has helped principals and system leaders from every state and territory in Australia, as well as New Zealand.