School leadership has the second largest impact on student outcomes in the school, behind teaching quality.
The Professional leadership priority focuses on the following four dimensions of the
What is professional leadership?
Great school leaders can have a significant effect on student outcomes because their leadership affects the environment and conditions in which teachers teach and students learn.
The role of effective school leaders
Great leaders determine what teaching expertise and resources are needed to achieve student learning goals and source and allocate them accordingly.
Effective school leaders:
- set the vision for their schools and foster the school's learning culture
- set high expectations for student achievement, and organise the school around goals for student learning, actively leading and participating in professional learning
- ensure a safe and orderly learning environment so that teachers and students can focus on learning
- are distinguished by their competence in planning, coordinating, and evaluating teaching and the teaching and learning program
- actively lead discussions with teachers about instructional matters, including how instruction impacts student achievement.
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