School principals

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Teachers’ and principals’ application of positive psychology strategies: impacts on wellbeing, professional practice and student learning

This report presents the findings of a novel Australian study whereby Australian teachers’ and principals’ used four positive psychology strategies in their daily professional practice.
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Investigations into allegations of nepotism in government schools

This report draws attention to a problem that has become a regular subject of ‘public interest disclosures’ to the Ombudsman – nepotism in government schools. It highlights the need for school principals and staff to check and follow integrity obligations, and the need for public...
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The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2019 data

The aim of this research project is to conduct a longitudinal study monitoring school leaders’ (principals and deputy/assistant principals) health and wellbeing annually.
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The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2018 data

The latest report from this longitudinal study of Australian school leaders finds that many are experiencing bullying, intimidation, and high levels of stress.
Guide

Principal performance improvement tool

What is a highly effective school principal, and what do they do that makes them so effective? The Principal Performance Improvement Tool sets out to answer these questions. It provides a point of reference that principals can use to reflect on their current practices and...
Guide

Leading for impact: Australian guidelines for school leadership development

These guidelines will make it easier for systems and sectors, principals, and other education leaders to find and develop future leaders, and ensure pathways to leadership are clear and inclusive.
Report

The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2017 data

Not enough is being done to help stressed and overworked school principals cope with the ever-increasing demands of the job. This report reveals little is being done by private school employers, Catholic Education Offices or State and Territory governments to ease the burden school principals...
Survey

The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey: 2016 data

The survey has run nationally every year since 2011 in response to growing concern about principals’ occupational health, safety and wellbeing. Since the project began, approximately 50% of Australia’s 10,000 principals have taken part. Many have completed multiple surveys. The aim of this research project...
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The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2015

The results of this survey, run annually, demonstrate that principals and deputy/assistant principals experience far higher prevalence of offensive behaviour at work each year than the general population, and they collectively score below the general population average for wellbeing.
Literature review

Effective leadership

This publication presents a snapshot of the current workforce profile of principals in NSW government schools. It also outlines the research evidence on what makes an effective principal and the best ways to identify, develop and support aspiring school principals.
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Principals face increased violence

A new study into the health and safety of Australia's school principals has found that they are seven times more likely to experience violence on the job compared to the rest of the working population. The Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety, & Wellbeing Survey, has...
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The Australian principal occupational health, safety and wellbeing survey: 2011–2014 data

The aim of this research project is to conduct a longitudinal study monitoring school principals and deputy/ assistant principals’ and deputy/assistant principals and deputy/assistant principals’ health and wellbeing annually.
Report collection

Initial teacher education: data report 2014

Chair’s Foreword I am pleased to introduce AITSL’s second Initial Teacher Education: Data Report. Since we released the first report in May 2013, the debate over the quality and direction of initial teacher education has intensified. The first data report has contributed to the quality...
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Global trends in professional learning and performance and development

This report was completed by the Innovation Unit on behalf of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). It set out to discover innovative practice in professional learning and performance and development in new or transformational sectors including, but not limited to, education.
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Induction round table: becoming a professional practitioner

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership held an Induction Round Table on the 21st of February 2014. At the event, three groups of researchers presented findings from studies related to teacher induction in schools. In the first presentation, the lessons from the Teachers...
Literature review

Learning leaders matter

Learning leaders position themselves first as learners, then as leaders of other learners. The inherent tensions in this duality are explored in this literature review. Drawing on a broad range of research from education, psychology and neuroscience, the review builds a picture of the situation...
Literature review

Student-centred schools make the difference

The primary focus of this review is on how school leaders can develop and sustain a student-centred philosophy at all levels within their schools in order to increase the quality of education for all students. The authors draw on research literature from Australia and internationally...
Literature review

A culture of trust enhances performance

This literature review addresses and informs the hypothesis that ‘a culture of trust enhances performance’ in schools. Drawing on an environmental scan of research and policy literature, the authors explore the definition of trust and the ways in which trust is linked to performance in...