School principal Diane Robertson sits at the head of the class
When Diane Robertson was announced as the School Principal of The Year 2018 in the inaugural Australian Education Awards, her school community cheered so loud they almost lifted the roof.
Robertson, principal of Clarke Road School in the Sydney suburb of Hornsby, is honoured to work for the NSW Department of Education. Clarke Road is a specialist school that provides educational programs for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability. The award was “wonderful” recognition of leadership in the field of special education acknowledged on the national stage.
Hosted by The Educator Australia, the Australian Education Awards recognise outstanding talent in the education sector across Australia.
The principal of Clarke Road School, Diane Robertson, was initially awarded Principal of The Year (Government), which placed her in the running for Australian Principal of the Year against winners in the Primary, Secondary, Government and Non-Government classifications.
She took out the overall title for her unmatched ability in the effective leadership and motivation of staff at Clarke Road School, her commitment to professional development and her unrivalled expertise in engaging with parents and the wider school community.