Leading for High Impact School Improvement: Building Evaluative Capacity, session 1 of 4

16th June, 2021 @ 9:00 am


16/06/2021 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


School improvement is both a regulatory requirement and a moral imperative because children are entitled to the best education we can provide in order to fully realise their unique potential.

Embarking on a school improvement journey requires a passionate desire on the part of leadership to improve teaching and learning and this desire must be underpinned by careful planning if improvement is to be achieved. School Principals must embrace and be prepared to drive the improvement process.

In 2021 AISSA is offering a high impact school improvement program designed to support Principals and their leadership teams to undertake a structured process of school evaluation and review. Using the AISSA High Impact School Improvement Tool, consultants will support school teams to undertake a self- assessment to enable each school to design and deliver a pathway forward and to measure impact in one of the key domains of the tool.

This is a one-year program. It will comprise face to face workshops and in-school support. The work will culminate with a validation experience where an expert panel will be presented with the school’s work, consider the progress made and provide suggestions for next steps.

School leadership teams are strongly encouraged to participate in a process which will build the individual school’s capacity for evaluation and improvement and strengthen school -based practices for planning, implementation and evaluation.

It is anticipated this program will build the professional capital of the Independent sector and lead to the enrichment of the School Improvement Tool as schools provide case studies recording the diversity of the improvement processes undertaken.

The series will be presented by Duncan Rintoul who has over 20 years experience in research and evaluation consultancy. A mixed-methodologist, he holds a PhD from the University of Wollongong, a Master of Policy Studies from UNSW and a BSc in Applied Economic Geography, also from UNSW.

Duncan has served on the board of the Australian Evaluation Society (2012-16) and is recognised by the AMSRS as a Qualified Practicing Researcher.  From 2015-19 he initiated and led a major evaluation capacity building project in the NSW Department of Education.

Sessions in this series:
16 June, 9.00 am – 3.30 pm
4 August, 9.00 am – 3.30 pm
24 September, 9.00 am – 3.30 pm
15 November, 9.00am – 3.30pm
Validation panels TBC


Target audience: School leadership teams

Delivery mode: face to face (Opportunity for regional schools to join by Zoom)

Presenters: Duncan Rintoul, Director, Rooftop Social

Registrations close: 21 May 2021



Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the AISSA is required to enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on social distancing and maximum density rules.  To secure your place please complete the registration as attendance at the AISSA office without a confirmed place may result in being turned away if the event is at capacity.

There is no on-site parking available.  For parking options please refer to the parking map.  Tram stop #1 Greenhill Road is a 6-minute walk away.

For registration enquiries please contact Deb Virgo.


Bookings are closed for this event.