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Principals leading with a relational focus tend to concentrate on consultation and feedback, in order to establish, develop and enhance relationships with students, staff, community and other stakeholders, both internal and external to the school, to ensure a shared culture and vision.

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A Profile contains leadership action statements in four sets. The sets increase in proficiency from top to bottom showing the developmental pathway.

Leading teaching and learning

  • Principals lead staff and students in identifying and planning high-quality teaching and learning. View tools

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    • Improving teacher practice

      A teacher describes how ICT enables professional learning, through teachers sharing resources, which can be viewed on interactive whiteboards in classrooms.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Observation and feedback

      Dandenong North Primary School use observation and feedback as a central component of their performance and development work.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Innovation Grants: student outcomes

      This MP4 looks at professional learning and development that has a clear focus on student outcomes as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Seven strong claims about successful school leadership

      A report summarising the key findings of a literature review to present seven statements, or claims, about successful school leadership.

      Source: National College for School Leadership

      Report PDF 20 pages

    • Stage teams and lesson study

      Lakemba Public School supports the professional development of teachers through a range of activities including fortnightly professional development sessions and a lesson study focus.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Guided professional learning

      In this Illustration of Practice the teacher describes the contributive leadership model that is used in her school.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • The impact of leadership on student outcomes: making sense of the evidence

      Published empirical research is used to synthesise the evidence about the impact of different types of leadership on students’ academic and non-academic outcomes.

      Source: ACER

      Conference paper PDF 16 pages

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  • They develop a coaching culture that encourages honest feedback to and from students and teachers based on evidence. View tools

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    • Leadership and professional learning: forty actions Leaders can take to improve professional learning

      This paper discusses ways to optimise the links between professional development, improved teacher effectiveness and improved student learning.

      Source: Peter Cole

      Abstract PDF 16 pages

    • Coaching

      This set of resources introduces coaching, the common themes of successful coaching programs and the available resources in the collection.

      Source: AITSL

      Website

    • Innovation Grants: student outcomes

      This MP4 looks at professional learning and development that has a clear focus on student outcomes as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Observation and feedback

      Dandenong North Primary School use observation and feedback as a central component of their performance and development work.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Innovation Grants: effective teaching

      This MP4 explores how a shared understanding of effective teaching impacts professional learning and development as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Stage teams and lesson study

      Lakemba Public School supports the professional development of teachers through a range of activities including fortnightly professional development sessions and a lesson study focus.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Performance and development plans, teams, evidence and feedback

      Performance and development within Ringwood Secondary College occurs in the context of a comprehensive strategy for building a professional culture.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Mentoring

      Adam Smith, Education Consultant, talks to Frederick Brown, Learning Forward, on what is effective mentoring for both teachers and school leaders.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 11 mins

    • Multiple sources of feedback

      Former AITSL Chair Tony Mackay, and Ben Jensen discuss teacher appraisal and sources of feedback that can inform teacher development.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

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  • They ensure that reflective practices, structured feedback, peer review and use of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers lead to personal improvement of both students and staff. View tools

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    • High-Performing Primary Schools: what do they have in common

      This report focuses on exploring similarities and differences among high-performing Western Australian Government primary schools.

      Source: William Louden for Department of Education WA

      Report PDF 34 pages

    • Classroom Observation Strategies: choose your journey

      Combining instructional guides and accompanying videos, the resources explain all you need to know to choose and implement an appropriate classroom observation strategy for your school.

      Source: AITSL

      Resource Webpage

    • Aligning professional learning, performance management and effective teaching

      This paper examines how a school can improve its effectiveness significantly by strengthening the alignment between its professional learning, performance management and teaching practices and processes.

      Source: Peter Cole

      Policy paper PDF 30 pages

    • Unpacking and implementing the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

      Support materials for those working across the education sector to become familiar with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

      Source: AITSL

      Website

    • Classroom Practice Continuum

      A webpage containing the Classroom Practice Continuum and support materials.

      Source: AITSL

      Website

    • Learning from practice workbook series

      The series is designed to encourage teachers to continually reflect on their practice. This series can be used individually, or as stimulus for discussion with colleagues.

      Source: AITSL

      Website

    • Improving teacher practice

      A teacher describes how ICT enables professional learning, through teachers sharing resources, which can be viewed on interactive whiteboards in classrooms.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • My Standards

      The free My Standards app makes the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers accessible anywhere, anytime.

      Source: AITSL

      App

    • Teacher Toolkit

      The Teacher Toolkit is the only place to find AITSL's online tools and resources to support quality teaching.

      Source: AITSL

      Website Various

    • Building a culture and cycle

      Since becoming an independent state school, Australind Senior High School, WA, has significantly evolved their performance and development practices.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Innovation Grants: coherance

      This MP4 examines the coherence of professional learning and development activities as part of AITSL's Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Observation and feedback

      Dandenong North Primary School use observation and feedback as a central component of their performance and development work.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Leading professional learning

      This Illustration of Practice explains the alignment of a school’s existing peer and classroom observational tool to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Innovation Grants: effective teaching

      This MP4 explores how a shared understanding of effective teaching impacts professional learning and development as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Appraisal and professional learning

      The performance and development process at St Paul's School involves teachers self-reflecting, informal and formal classroom observations, feedback from peers and students, and goal-setting.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Using the Standards

      An Illustration of Practice where graduate and proficient teachers use the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to identify their professional learning needs.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 3 mins

    • Innovation Grants: collaborative

      This MP4 looks at collaborative professional learning and development as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 7 mins

    • Performance and development plans, teams, evidence and feedback

      Performance and development within Ringwood Secondary College occurs in the context of a comprehensive strategy for building a professional culture.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Student-centred schools make the difference

      Exploring the concept of 'student-centred schools' and how to develop and sustain a student-centred philosophy at all levels within a school.

      Source: AITSL

      Reading list Various

    • Illustrations of Practice

      Illustrations of Practice capture teaching practice aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in a range of contexts and across career stages, year levels and learning areas.

      Source: AITSL

      Multimedia Website

    • Teacher Feature

      Teacher Feature is an online space for Australian educators to contribute to, and draw on, the collective knowledge and experience of the profession.

      Source: AITSL

      Website

    • Improving teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education: professional development and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

      This research examines the current and future provision of teacher professional development in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.

      Source: Monash University

      Report PDF 77 pages

    • Multiple sources of feedback

      Former AITSL Chair Tony Mackay, and Ben Jensen discuss teacher appraisal and sources of feedback that can inform teacher development.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

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  • They communicate high aspirations and expectations for all, celebrate success and challenge under-performance. View tools

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    • School leadership in action: Principal Practices

      This video series follows 10 principals in four metropolitan areas through their workdays, showing how they use five practices of effective school leadership to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms.

      Source: Wallace Foundation

      Multimedia Video 11 mins 45 secs

    • Every kid needs a champion

      This TED talk is a rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

      Source: TED

      Multimedia Website 7 mins

    • How to have difficult conversations with teachers

      This eBook looks at how to have difficult conversations with teachers is a topic in which school leaders need to become comfortable

      Source: C Daniel

      eBook

    • The five critical steps for turnaround schools

      This paper looks at school turnaround, a process that fully reforms the environment and practices in the lowest performing schools.

      Source: B Jensen

      Paper PDF 20 pages

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Developing self and others

  • Principals promote the benefits of professional learning to all staff and ensure that their willingness and efforts to learn and improve are recognised. View tools

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    • High Value Add Schools: Key Drivers of School Improvement

      This study aims to examine the key drivers of improvement in NSW government schools that have shown high growth in student outcomes over time.

      Source: Department of Education and Communities NSW

      Report PDF 20 pages

    • Shaping a vision of academic success for all students

      This video, one of a five-part series based on more than a decade of Wallace-supported research to improve teaching and learning.

      Source: The Wallace Foundation

      Video MP4 11 minutes

    • Making time for great teaching

      This report explores how this may be achieved by reporting on the extensive work the Grattan Institute undertook with six diverse schools across the country that are striving to give teachers more time.

      Source: AITSL

      Report PDF 41 pages

    • Demonstrating impact

      The series encourages teachers to continually reflect on their practice by guiding teachers’ self-reflection, self-inquiry and discussion with colleagues.

      Source: AITSL

      Workbook Website

    • Leading professional learning

      This Illustration of Practice explains the alignment of a school’s existing peer and classroom observational tool to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Innovation Grants: coherance

      This MP4 examines the coherence of professional learning and development activities as part of AITSL's Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Stage teams and lesson study

      Lakemba Public School supports the professional development of teachers through a range of activities including fortnightly professional development sessions and a lesson study focus.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Innovation Grants: flexibility

      This MP4 looks at the importance of flexibility in professional learning and development as part of AITSL's Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

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  • They provide staff with regular and effective feedback on their performance, determining together how they can improve and remove any obstacles to learning. View tools

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    • Classroom Observation Strategies: choose your journey

      Combining instructional guides and accompanying videos, the resources explain all you need to know to choose and implement an appropriate classroom observation strategy for your school.

      Source: AITSL

      Resource Webpage

    • Emotion and the art of negotiation

      Detailed account of strategic negotiation skills.

      Source: Alison Wood Brooks

      Article Website

    • Building trust in schools through open-to-learning conversations

      Distinguished Professor Viviane Robinson highlights the importance of building effective relationships and trust to overcome day-to-day challenges in an educational context.

      Source: Bastow Institute

      Video MP4 17 minutes

    • Supporting new teachers

      Brings together findings from the TALIS survey on the experiences of new teachers

      Source: OECD

      Report PDF 4 pages

    • Building a culture and cycle

      Since becoming an independent state school, Australind Senior High School, WA, has significantly evolved their performance and development practices.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Observation and feedback

      Dandenong North Primary School use observation and feedback as a central component of their performance and development work.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Performance and Development Framework animation

      The animation introduces the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework and outlines the characteristics and components of an effective culture and cycle.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Leading through trust

      Education expert John West-Burnham provides a list of literature that explores the concept of leading through trust.

      Source: John West-Burnham

      Website

    • Innovation Grants: collaborative

      This MP4 looks at collaborative professional learning and development as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 7 mins

    • Innovation Grants: effective teaching

      This MP4 explores how a shared understanding of effective teaching impacts professional learning and development as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Innovation Grants: student outcomes

      This MP4 looks at professional learning and development that has a clear focus on student outcomes as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Stage teams and lesson study

      Lakemba Public School supports the professional development of teachers through a range of activities including fortnightly professional development sessions and a lesson study focus.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Appraisal and professional learning

      The performance and development process at St Paul's School involves teachers self-reflecting, informal and formal classroom observations, feedback from peers and students, and goal-setting.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • A culture of trust enhances performance in schools

      This reading list explores the importance of trust and the ways in which trust is linked to performance in schools and organisations more broadly.

      Source: AITSL

      Reading list Various

    • Multiple sources of feedback

      Former AITSL Chair Tony Mackay, and Ben Jensen discuss teacher appraisal and sources of feedback that can inform teacher development.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • See more
  • They model the importance of health and wellbeing, watch for signs of stress in self and others and take action to address it. View tools

  • They evaluate whether professional learning undertaken by self and staff has had the desired impact on students and has been shared with others. View tools

  • They build and sustain a coaching and mentoring culture at all levels in the school and have a system of peer review and feedback in place. View tools

    • Recommended tools and resources

      My folder
    • High Value Add Schools: Key Drivers of School Improvement

      This study aims to examine the key drivers of improvement in NSW government schools that have shown high growth in student outcomes over time.

      Source: Department of Education and Communities NSW

      Report PDF 20 pages

    • High-Performing Primary Schools: what do they have in common

      This report focuses on exploring similarities and differences among high-performing Western Australian Government primary schools.

      Source: William Louden for Department of Education WA

      Report PDF 34 pages

    • Mentors and master teachers - lessons from Shanghai

      This article elaborates on a practice in Shanghai where mentoring occurs through every year for every teacher in a cascading system where beginner teachers are assigned two mentors.

      Source: ACER

      Website

    • The benefits and impacts of a coaching and mentoring programme for teaching staff in secondary school

      This study attempts to produce evidence to establish whether teaching staff in schools in the UK, will enjoy benefits and impacts upon their professional and personal lives.

      Source: Paul Allen

      Paper PDF 10 pages

    • Coaching

      This set of resources introduces coaching, the common themes of successful coaching programs and the available resources in the collection.

      Source: AITSL

      Website

    • 360 Reflection Tool

      The 360 Reflection Tool describes fifteen attributes that are evident in the behaviours and actions of high-performing principals and school leaders.

      Source: AITSL

      Website

    • Observation and feedback

      Dandenong North Primary School use observation and feedback as a central component of their performance and development work.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Innovation Grants: effective teaching

      This MP4 explores how a shared understanding of effective teaching impacts professional learning and development as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Stage teams and lesson study

      Lakemba Public School supports the professional development of teachers through a range of activities including fortnightly professional development sessions and a lesson study focus.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Innovation Grants: leadership

      This MP4 highlights the importance of leadership in professional learning and development as part of AITSL’s Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • OECD Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education

      MP4 excerpts produced by the OECD and the Pearson Foundation, highlighting initiatives being taken by education authorities globally to improve student outcomes.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 8 mins

    • Performance and development plans, teams, evidence and feedback

      Performance and development within Ringwood Secondary College occurs in the context of a comprehensive strategy for building a professional culture.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Building a culture and cycle

      Since becoming an independent state school, Australind Senior High School, WA, has significantly evolved their performance and development practices.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 6 mins

    • Appraisal and professional learning

      The performance and development process at St Paul's School involves teachers self-reflecting, informal and formal classroom observations, feedback from peers and students, and goal-setting.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • A culture of trust enhances performance in schools

      This reading list explores the importance of trust and the ways in which trust is linked to performance in schools and organisations more broadly.

      Source: AITSL

      Reading list Various

    • Professional capital

      This reading list explores professional capital across the profession and between schools that are either formally or informally networked.

      Source: AITSL

      Reading list Various

    • Mentoring

      Adam Smith, Education Consultant, talks to Frederick Brown, Learning Forward, on what is effective mentoring for both teachers and school leaders.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 11 mins

    • Mentoring for leadership

      In this Illustration of Practice an aspiring leader reflects with her mentor on how she has implemented strategies to develop her style of leadership.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 4 mins

    • Multiple sources of feedback

      Former AITSL Chair Tony Mackay, and Ben Jensen discuss teacher appraisal and sources of feedback that can inform teacher development.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

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Leading improvement innovation and change

  • Principals communicate the need for change to the whole-school community in an inspirational and logical way. View tools

  • They take account of the impact of change on others, providing opportunities for regular feedback so that change is owned by the school community. View tools

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    • The six secrets of change

      This summary document outlines six important measures for ensuring successful change within a school.

      Source: M Fullan

      Paper PDF 18 pages

    • Leading in a culture of change

      The author shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders.

      Source: Michael Fullan

      Paper PDF 174 pages

    • Leading professional learning

      This Illustration of Practice explains the alignment of a school’s existing peer and classroom observational tool to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

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  • They build a culture of trust and collaboration where change and innovation based on research and evidence can flourish. View tools

  • They embed collaborative and creative practices in the school allowing everyone to contribute to improvement and innovation. View tools

    • Recommended tools and resources

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    • Transforming Schools: how distributed leadership can create more high-performing schools

      This report focuses on an in-depth study conducted two years ago, on how school systems could develop more school leaders with the capabilities required to transform their schools.

      Source: Chris Bierly, Betsy Doyle and Abigail Smith

      Report PDF 60 pages

    • The Educators

      Sarah Montague interviews the people whose ideas are challenging the future of education.

      Source: BBC Radio 4

      Multimedia Video Various

    • School leadership in action: Principal Practices

      This video series follows 10 principals in four metropolitan areas through their workdays, showing how they use five practices of effective school leadership to improve teaching and learning in their classrooms.

      Source: Wallace Foundation

      Multimedia Video 11 mins 45 secs

    • Curiosity and powerful learning

      This booklet identifies strategies for schools and teachers that will nurture within our students – an abiding curiosity about their world.

      Source: Department of Education and Early Childhood Development VIC

      Booklet PDF 16 pages

    • Work together: but only if you want to

      This article explores the real problem in many schools which are home to teachers who work in isolation, preferring to be left alone rather than engaging with their colleagues or principals.

      Source: R DuFour

      Article PDF 15 pages

    • ACSP Conference 2012 - Patrick Duigan

      This video shows Patrick Duignan speaking at the ACSP Conference 2012, on how we sustain shared, distributed or collective leadership, to ensure it survives staff change and dependence on individuals.

      Source: Patrick Duignan

      Video MP4 31 minutes 53 seconds

    • Developing creative professional learning communities within and between schools

      A short MP4 series exploring how to develop creative professional learning communities with Professor Louise Stoll.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 17 mins

    • Ten ideas for 21st century education

      The authors present their view of what 21st century education looks like in practice, and challenge the underlying assumptions of our education systems for centuries.

      Source: Innovation Unit

      Report PDF 17 pages

    • Changing education paradigms

      This MP4 adaption is from a talk given at the RSA (UK) by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert.

      Source: Ken Robinson

      Video MP4 12 mins

    • Schools performing beyond expectations

      Former AITSL Chair Anthony Mackay talks to Dr Alma Harris at AITSL’s Local Leadership Conference in August 2012

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 36 mins

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  • They embed a culture of continuous improvement, ensuring research, innovation and creativity are core characteristics of the school. View tools

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    • Innovation grants: future-focused professional learning

      This MP4 explores a school's future-focused professional learning and development practices as part of AITSL's Innovation Grants Project.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

    • Leading school improvement

      Presentation by Professor Geoff Masters, ACER, at the AITSL Local Leadership Conference, August 2012.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 26 mins

    • Cultivating diverse, creative and entrepreneurial talents

      Dr Yong Zhao, College of Education, University of Oregon, presents at AITSL’s Local Leadership Conference, 2012.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 43 mins

    • Ten ideas for 21st century education

      The authors present their view of what 21st century education looks like in practice, and challenge the underlying assumptions of our education systems for centuries.

      Source: Innovation Unit

      Report PDF 17 pages

    • Changing education paradigms

      This MP4 adaption is from a talk given at the RSA (UK) by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert.

      Source: Ken Robinson

      Video MP4 12 mins

    • Guided professional learning

      In this Illustration of Practice the teacher describes the contributive leadership model that is used in her school.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

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Leading the management of the school

  • Principals clarify for staff the relationship between the school’s vision and values and the operational tasks that support them. View tools

  • They ensure management procedures are fully understood by staff who take collective responsibility for the smooth and efficient running of the school. View tools

  • They use a consultative approach with students, staff and the wider school community to develop formal strategic plans. View tools

Engaging and working with the community

  • Principals build partnerships with the local community and external stakeholders so they are aware of the vision and values of the school and can contribute to its success. View tools

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    • Education Partnership Resource

      This resource is designed to help schools form effective, mutually beneficial partnerships with a wide range of external organisations.

      Source: DEECD

      Website

    • Partners4Learning

      A resource to assist teachers and school personnel to strengthen their capacity to engage with parents, families and communities to support children's learning.

      Source: Council of Catholic School Parents

      Website

    • Partnering for school improvement: case studies of school community partnerships in Australia

      The case studies in this booklet illustrate the creative ways in which Australian schools are responding to local needs by establishing and building partnerships with community organisations and businesses.

      Source: ACER

      Report PDF 99 pages

    • Professional capital dialogue

      In this webcast discussion Michael Fullan and David Hamlett discuss the key role of the principal in driving cooperation and collaboration within a community.

      Source: Ontario Principals' Council

      Video MP4 54 mins

    • The engaging school: a handbook for school leaders

      This handbook is designed for secondary school leaders who want their students to be much more deeply engaged in learning.

      Source: Innovation Unit

      e-book PDF 82 pages

    • Guiding Principles for School-Business Relationships report

      This report relates to informal school-business relationships through to complex partnerships.

      Source: DEEWR

      Report PDF 28 pages

    • Leading a self-improving school system

      This report examines the opportunities and hazards that lie ahead as teaching schools and their strategic alliances come on stream.

      Source: National College for School Leadership

      Report PDF 34 pages

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  • They create specific strategies for hard-to-reach parents and carers. View tools

  • They establish innovative processes to gather regular feedback from families and the local community that is systematically used to review school practices and inform decision-making. View tools

    • Recommended tools and resources

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    • School Assessment Toolkit Reflection Matrix

      This self-reflection matrix supports schools to self-evaluate the strengths and benefits of school community partnerships, while identifying gaps for further development.

      Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

      Tool PDF 15 pages

    • The benefits of parental involvement: What research has to say

      An overview of studies that show that parent involvement activities that are effectively planned and well implemented result in substantial benefits to children, parents, educators, and the school.

      Source: Olsen, G; Fuller, M L

      Article Website

    • Flipping parent communication?

      A blog discussing the application of flipped classroom principles to parent communication.

      Source: Peter DeWitt

      Article Website

    • Engaging parents in student learning

      An Illustration of Practice highlighting parental engagement through end-of-unit student presentations and feedback.

      Source: AITSL

      Video MP4 5 mins

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  • They develop a mutually supportive, collaborative and trusting relationship with the community to ensure engagement in the life of the school. View tools