School leadership and student outcomes
New Best Evidence Synthesis (BES)
24 November 2009
School leadership and student outcomes: Identifying what works and why was recently published as part of the Ministry of Education’s Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) programme.
The authors, Viviane Robinson, Margie Hohepa and Claire Lloyd, identify the following dimensions as important for helping students to succeed in their education:
- Establishing goals and expectations;
- Resourcing strategically;
- Planning, coordinating, and evaluating teaching and the curriculum;
- Promoting and participating in teacher learning and development;
- Ensuring an orderly and supportive environment;
- Creating educationally powerful connections;
- Engaging in constructive problem talk;
- Selecting, developing, and using smart tools.
So how can readers approach the School Leadership BES? Viviane say the first thing you should do is read the executive summary. Then move to the reader’s guide in chapter 1. This helps you identify which sections are most relevant for the leadership issue you are working on.
Read The challenge of leadership article in the Education Gazette