Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2022-0626). 

Dear Colleagues,  

 I am a primary school leader and currently undertaking a doctoral degree at Curtin University. I am writing to invite you to participate in a research project that aims to understand factors impacting school leaders’ wellbeing and how education authorities can best support school leaders and the improvement of school leaders’ wellbeing to ensure that school communities can flourish.  

In previous years, there have been minimal longitudinal studies conducted on this topic. This project is unique as we are still experiencing the global event of COVID-19 that has changed schooling so rapidly. We want to understand more about the challenges, strategies and the strengths that have sustained school leaders’ during this time.  

We know that school leaders’ lives are extraordinarily busy, and so we would be most grateful if you would be able to give 10 minutes of your time, once a fortnight for a total of 22 weeks (Thursday 1st February – Thursday 13th June 2024), to complete a brief online survey about your experiences. Following the 22 weeks, you will have an opportunity, if you wish, to participate in a semi-structured interview taking no longer than an hour. Please note, the conduct of the follow-up interview is subject to the research team receiving approval from the WA Department of Education.  See letter to DoE click here

Please download the project information sheet which provides more details about the research and your participation. DOWNLOAD INFO SHEET HERE

Should you kindly agree to participate, please download the consent form via the email address below by 14th December 2023 and we shall be in contact regarding the next stage.  DOWNLOAD CONSENT FORM HERE

If you have colleagues who may wish to participate, we would very much appreciate you forwarding this email to them as well.

 Thank you for considering this request, and best wishes for the term ahead.  

  Cleo Jenkins   

Higher Degree by Research   

School of Education – Faculty of Humanities  

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  Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2022-0626). Should you wish to discuss the study with someone not directly involved, in particular, any matters concerning the conduct of the study or your rights as a participant, or you wish to make a confidential complaint, you may contact the Ethics Officer on (08) 9266 9223 or the Manager, Research Integrity on (08) 9266 7093 or email