Jason Smallwood is the Foundation Principal of Manor Lakes P-12 College in Wyndham Vale. The college opened in 2009 with 429 students and has an enrolment now of 1820 students (and 213 staff members). Jason is proud of the work that has been achieved at the college, including the work on developing a new community and educational precinct for Manor Lakes with a variety of community stakeholders, providing an inclusive learning environment and provision for all learners and the implementation of 1:1 technology across most areas of the college. The college is renowned for its work in these areas, and regularly present and showcase the work that has been done in these areas at conferences (internationally and nationally), college tours, presentations and in journals/articles. The college’s leadership team also won the Department of Education’s Outstanding Leadership Award for 2012 for their work in developing an inclusive learning environment, the Alliance model and Support Centres.
Jason has been in a Principal Class position for 13 years in state government schools, and has been the Assistant Principal of Bellbridge Primary School and the Principal of Glen Orden Primary School and Woodville Primary School. Jason has always had a passion for inclusive education, social justice and community development, and has qualifications in Business Management, Student Wellbeing and ICT.