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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...


Survey of secondary school principals on the use of alcohol and other drugs in schools

A fundamental part of reducing the negative impact of alcohol and other drug use in society is addressing the use of alcohol and other drugs within the school environment.  Research has shown that schools can play an important role in assisting...


Leadership for 21st century learning

This is the latest of the influential series of OECD reports on Innovative Learning Environments. "Learning leadership" is fundamental because it is about setting direction, taking responsibility for putting learning at the centre and keeping...


Reading lists

September 2014 Reading List - School Governance

The focus of the Reading List for September 2014 is on school governance, in particular on the critical role school councils and boards play in this important process. The involvement...

Reading List August 2014 - Co-creating learning through community partnerships

August's Reading List entitled Co-creating learning through community partnerships features resources to provoke thought and discussion about the relationship between schools and businesses...

Reading list May 2014 - supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

May's Reading List has been selected in line with National Reconciliation Week (NRW) from 27 May to 3 June, which celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal...

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Empowering Local Schools transcript 57KB RTF