Great Teaching, Inspired Learning: School Leadership Initiative evaluation
|Authors||Rochelle Cox, Lucy Snowball, Duncan Rintoul, Monica Ahn|
|Evaluator company||Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE)|
|Study type||Expert opinion|
|Evaluation type||Both process and outcome|
This is an evaluation of three School Leadership initiatives in Great Teaching, Inspired Learning (GTIL):
- NSW Public School Leadership and Management Credential
- the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI)
- the Principal, School Leadership Initiative (PSL).
A process evaluation examined how each initiative had been implemented, and the LDI also included an outcome evaluation. Evaluation methods included surveys and interviews with relevant stakeholders. Findings suggest that:
- the Credential is a well utilised and valued resource that has led to increased confidence in relevant policies
- the LDI is making a valuable contribution to the instructional leadership capabilities of both participants and mentors, especially those in the Highly Accomplished cohort
- principals perceived PSLs as a valuable source of support, especially in relation to the school plan, although more support with managing work-life balance could be provided.