New to PLD or looking to refine your current implementation?

As a school leader, your role is to be the champion of the implementation, making sure that professional development is up to date, teachers are equipped with the right resources and confident with the tracking and screening processes. This free online course will provide you with the skills and tools required for successful PLD implementation across the whole school.

About the School Leaders Online Course

  • Recommended for – School Leaders – Principals, Deputy Principals and Literacy Coordinators
  • Course PresenterDiana Rigg BA, B Ed, CPP-Dyslexia, M Ed, M SP Path
  • Course length - 50 minutes
  • Access to course - 90 days
  • Certificate - Awarded upon completion
  • Supporting materials - Reference material available for download

School Leaders - How to implement PLD successfully course description

If you're ready to raise the literacy outcomes of the students across your school, PLD has the training, resources, and tools to fully support you. As a school leader, your role is to be the champion of the implementation, making sure that everyone in your teaching community has the professional development for teaching their current year level, is equipped with the right resources, and is confident with the tracking and screening processes.

At each step, PLD provides school leaders with the tools and resources to ensure a cohesive and easily managed rollout. We've created a dedicated course, especially for Principals, Deputy Principals, and Literacy Coordinators that takes you through the elements & benefits of the PLD Structured Synthetic Phonics Program.

The online course will cover professional development requirements, resource management and most importantly screening and tracking.

This 50-minute short course contains:

  • Leading the implementation of PLD in your school community.
  • Benefits of PLD's SSP.
  • How can PLD be rolled out and/or managed within a school?
  • Setting up the PLD Tracking Sheets.
  • Warning. It is common to encounter teachers explaining "I am not very confident with tracking sheets!"
  • As a School Leader, you need to be prepared to coach your team.
  • Summary of using the PLD Tracking SHeets in the Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and beyond into middle and upper primary.
  • Indications of successful implementation of PLD.


Diana Rigg

Founder of PLD Literacy and Learning

Diana Rigg founded PLD Organisation because she recognised a large gap in the time it took for research findings to make it into practice in the classroom. With a Master’s degree in Education and Speech Pathology, Diana was convinced she could help close that gap, offering assistance to parents, teachers, and school systems looking for help in promoting literacy to the young people in their lives. With extensive experience as a Classroom Teacher, Specialist Literacy Teacher and Speech Pathologist, Diana understood what was needed. Drawing on over 15 years as a Professional Educational Consultant, Diana assembled a passionate team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Designers to help her translate the latest research and best practices from around the world into attractive, easy to use resources for both the home and classroom setting. Diana is active in both consultancy and publishing. Understanding the challenges of a classroom puts Diana in the perfect positions to deliver quality products aligned with school learning systems. Extensive experience in consultancy allows her to develop products suitable for use in the home either as supplemental lessons or as part of a homeschooling curriculum. In February 2010, Diana was recognised as one of Western Australia’s top “40 under 40” by the WA Business News. For more information on Diana’s work, you can Contact Diana or connect via Facebook or LinkedIn