Adrian Piccoli

Adrian Piccoli

Director of Gonski Institute for Education

Adrian Piccoli served as a Member of the New South Wales parliament for 19 years, and was the NSW Minister for Education for six years until 2017. He led the political campaign to reform school funding in Australia and introduced the 'Great Teaching, Inspired Learning' reforms in NSW. In 2017 he was made a Professor of Practice in the School of Education at UNSW and a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. He is currently the Director of UNSW's Gonski Institute for Education.

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Teacher’s bookshelf: Parents partnering with schools and teachers
Teacher’s bookshelf: Parents partnering with schools and teachers

In this extract from his new book, Professor Adrian Piccoli – Director of the Gonski Institute for Education – discusses the importance of strong school-parent partnerships, and why parents need to cut teachers and principals some slack.