SLI Leadership Frameworks: an overview
The School Leadership Institute has developed a series of leadership frameworks to help guide the identification and development of school leaders. These frameworks can be used by school leaders at various points in their careers – from teacher leaders aspiring to formal leadership roles, to experienced school principals.
Our frameworks are a series of documents, graphics and resources that provide a foundation for leadership development, learning and continuous growth.
The Leadership for Learning Frameworks
The three Leadership for Learning Frameworks were co-designed by the SLI and the University of Wollongong. The three separate but interconnecting frameworks are:
- Leadership for Inquiry and Innovation (L4I&I)
- Leadership for Learning Analysis (L4LA)
- Leadership Mindsets
The frameworks can be used individually to help leaders reflect and make decisions. Together, they help develop insights into what makes a difference to the learning of leaders, teachers and, most importantly, students.
The School Leadership Identification Framework
The SLI has developed a School Leadership Identification Framework (SLIF) to support future school leaders. It focuses on the identification of and development of teacher leaders – to enhance their leadership impact and support those aspiring to formal leadership positions.
The framework has been purpose-built for NSW public schools as a result of consultation, research, review and validation by teachers and leaders across a range of different schools.
It recognises teacher leaders and provides them with the opportunity for development - through collaboration and professional learning, and by receiving quality feedback on their leadership behaviours and capabilities.
The School Leadership Institute will hold a pilot program for the SLIF across a number of NSW schools throughout 2021, before the final framework is made available to staff in every school in 2022.