Note 17: purposeful collaboration for excellence

This professional practice note provides school leaders with an insight into purposeful collaboration structures within and across schools.

To drive excellence and continuous improvement in teaching and learning, school leaders and teachers can collaborate through:

  • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) within the school
  • Communities of Practice (CoPs) across a number of schools

This Professional Practice Note, together with the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) Improvement Cycle, may be a useful reference point for future planning and improvement.

Professional practice note 17: purposeful collaboration for excellence through Professional Learning Communities and Communities of Practice