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The School Leadership Clearinghouse is an up-to-date repository of research and best-practice in the field of school leadership, designed to support the learning and growth of leaders in Australian schools. It features a Research Repository and a Community Resources database.

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Research repository

Access our growing database of research citations. Wherever possible the Clearinghouse will link you to the full text of a resource. This unlicensed content is flagged as ‘free’ in your search results.

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Community resources

Find out about upcoming events, other relevant websites and online tools. If you have created something to support your practice you can share it with others through this database.

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Interim report on baseline implementation of the standards now released

Evaluation of the Standards

Initial analysis from the National Forum and Survey show encouraging levels of knowledge and use of theStandardsfor this stage of implementation.

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360 Reflection Tool relaunch

360 Tool

AITSL has relaunched its highly successful 360 Reflection Tool for the 2014 school year. Join the 1,400 school leaders across Australia who have enjoyed the benefits of using the tool to focus...

Teacher Toolkit now available

Teacher Toolkit

The Teacher Toolkit supports schools in growing the capacity of their teachers through collating in one place all of AITSL's resources that support quality teaching.

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In the spotlight


A school that keeps learning - part 2: values and vision

Sci Academy is a school in New Orleans that serves low-income students and has equipped them to achieve far beyond the expectations of most people. Learn how Sci Academy's focus on growth mindset and developing school culture has played a pivotal role...


John Hattie: the future of measurement

This video [56:02] considers how measurement invades so many aspects of our life, particularly in our schools. Indeed schools are awash with test data and many these tests look like those of 50 years ago.  During the past ten years a new...

Professional Learning event

Local Leadership - signature learning program: leading a performance and development culture

This two part series explored what makes an effective school performance and development culture and deepen understanding of the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework. 

Further information for this professional learning...


ACER Research Conference, Adelaide, 2014

Quality and Equity: What does research tell us?

Ensuring that every learner is engaged in challenging learning opportunities appropriate to their readiness and needs is a key goal for all early years and school educators, and achieving that goal...


Reading lists

Reading list March 2014 - parental engagement

Parental Engagement is a vital area for teachers and school leaders to know about and be involved in. This month’s resources highlight the benefits of involving parents in their children’s learning...

Professional learning sabbaticals

The Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership celebrated and recognised outstanding teachers and principals for their significant role in delivering high-quality education...

Reading list February 2014 - learning leaders matter

This month we consider the school principal's role in leading a learning culture and the impact that leaders have when they position themselves as learners. This topic explores the professional...

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Empowering Local Schools transcript 57KB RTF