How PLCs are working in schools

On this page, 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.


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.


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.


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.