In today’s schools everyone should be a leader for learning. The Diocese of Lismore certainly promotes this concept. The best leaders of learning have a solid understanding of why we are teaching and of its purpose. Leaders for learning are motivated to inspire and engage others in developing a shared vision and mission. In schools where this happens you will find teachers and support staff who work cooperatively, communicating with each other and being open to change and challenge. Leaders for learning manage change, understanding the importance of fundamentals (that’s good literacy and numeracy skills). High standards, a passion for learning, knowledge of current research and the concept of continuous improvement drive professional practices. Professional learning is valued and directed to improving outcomes. We want our schools to be like this, places where learning is alive and valued.