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Leadership in Education – Part 2: Patrick O’Reilly – Where have we gone wrong?

Despite record investment in education, Australian students’ literacy and numeracy levels have been steadily declining. This podcast series speaks with some of Australia’s K-12 education leaders and asks the key question: What, if anything, are we doing wrong?

In episode two we speak to Patrick O’Reilly, an educator for 30 years, who has seen policies come and go. In terms of declining literacy and numeracy results, O’Reilly attributes inequity in the school system as the strongest factor, as well as the importance of play

Patrick O’Reilly is the Foundation Principal at Southern Cross Catholic Vocational College, Burwood, NSW. He has been engaged as a Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Educator and Leader for 30 years. Through that experience, he has become increasingly focused on the pathways and linkages through these critical phases of life and learning, and the ways in which we scaffold and enable success.  

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