Pedagogy and assessment
"Successful schools are organised around learning. Their principals are knowledgeable about effective pedagogy and about what works for the individual needs of different students in their particular contexts. They create opportunities for professional learning communities to flourish."
Effective principals create conditions that ensure the school is focused first and foremost on effective teaching and learning.
When principals create opportunities for teachers to work collaboratively and share evidence-informed practice with each other, everyone feels a collective responsibility for students' learning.
Self-review and evaluation processes using student achievement data are the basis for sound decision making about and within teaching and learning.
Support for teaching and learning is also generated by allocating material and human resources in ways that are aligned to the agreed goals and expectations of the school. Principals who plan for and provide strategic resourcing have an effect on the quality of student outcomes.