Mr Trevor Fletcher commenced as a Director on 2 June 2015.
Mr Fletcher has been the Principal of Eastern Fleurieu School in South Australia since October 2011. Prior to his appointment as principal, he was the Deputy Director General, Schools for the New South Wales Department of Education and Training for six years. During his period in New South Wales, he was also the senior departmental representative on the Board of Studies. Mr Fletcher has also held other senior positions in the Education Departments of Victoria, South Australia and Abu Dhabi. Mr Fletcher has had a varied and successful career in education working as a teacher, curriculum consultant, principal and senior bureaucrat in three states. While a Regional Director in Victoria, he was selected to attend the Senior Managers in Government course at Harvard University.
Eastern Fleurieu School is a Reception to Year 12 school catering for 1,400 students on five campuses. Mr Fletcher has been instrumental in overseeing the transformational cultural change the school has undergone in recent years. Following a period of significant decline, the school’s enrolment has increased by 400 students in four and a half years, with half of these enrolments coming from private schools.
Mr Fletcher places a high priority on securing and developing the best teachers and he has encouraged a culture of excellence for both teachers and students. He has also introduced an innovative and successful approach to the curriculum, assessment and reporting programs at the school. Eastern Fleurieu School now offers to students programs that are not available in any other public school in the state.
Mr Fletcher was one of eight members of the national Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) in 2014 and has also been a member of the Professional Experience Advisory Group at the University of South Australia. In 2015, Mr Fletcher was invited to join the Board for the Australian College of Educators and is a member of the Expert Reference Group looking at Parent Engagement in Schools for the Commonwealth Government.
While he now coaches four school teams of girls and boys in Rugby Union Sevens, Mr Fletcher is a former Australian Rules footballer who played for Carlton and coached at the Western Bulldogs.