Examples of professional learning communities in Victorian schools

School leaders across Victoria share how they implemented a professional learning community (PLC) in their school.

Hear what they say about the impact this evidence-based approach to school improvement is having on teachers and students.

Building trusting relationships for school improvement

School

Yarram Secondary College

FISO dimensions

Vision, values and culture

Principal David Mowbray explores the challenge of building a culture of trust in which teachers can challenge and support each other to improve classroom practice.

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Taking collective responsibility for all students

School

Grey Street Primary School (Traralgon)

FISO dimensions

Building practice excellence; instructional and shared leadership; curriculum planning and assessment

Principal Pauline Jelleff and assistant principal Dean Gray share how they got a PLC off the ground at a primary school in south-eastern Victoria.

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Shifting the focus of teacher teams to student learning

School

Concord School

FISO dimensions

Building leadership teams; strategic resource management

Principal Kirrily Lamers describes how relieving team leaders of management responsibilities has allowed them to focus on instructional leadership.

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Using student data to support instructional decisions

School

Grey Street Primary School (Traralgon)

FISO dimensions

Evidence-based high impact teaching strategies; curriculum planning and assessment

The foundation PLC team look for common challenges and misconceptions among their students so they can share successful teaching approaches.

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