Leadership for Learning Frameworks Report


The SLI is committed to investing in ‘leadership for learning’ capabilities at all levels of the system. In 2018, we launched the Aspiring Principals Leadership Program (now the Senior Leadership - Aspiring Principals Leadership Program), the first of a series of leadership programs to be developed by the SLI.

The program was co-designed by University of Wollongong and the SLI to meet the needs of NSW public school principals. It is based on strong international evidence and experience about effective school leadership and contextualised for the specific NSW context and education policy frameworks.

This report reflects on a key aspect of the program, the conceptualisation and design of the 3 Leadership for Learning frameworks co-designed and utilised in the program. It describes 3 substantive outcomes of the design process:

  • The Leadership for Learning Analysis (L4LA), which provides 360-degree feedback on 5 key capabilities required to lead effectively in NSW public schools;
  • The Leadership for Inquiry and Innovation framework (L4I&I), which articulates the key stages actions and guiding questions underpinning participants’ leadership inquiries; and
  • The Leadership Mindsets, ways of thinking that participants are encouraged to use as they frame their approaches to school leadership.

The report explores the principles underpinning these 3 frameworks and identifies some opportunities to understand and evaluate the impact of these frameworks in practice.

Download the Leadership for Learning Frameworks Report

Further reading

Visit the SLI's Leadership Resources pages (available to staff only) to find out more about the leadership development programs we offer for current and aspiring leaders in NSW public schools.

More information

For more information, contact the School Leadership Institute at slicorrespondence@det.nsw.edu.au


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