‘Hunt The Unicorn’ – The Search for the Effective School
School leadership often asks two critical questions: what do effective schools look like and how does our school compare against them? This session will address the first of these by highlighting the correlates or indicators of successful schools and then demonstrate a methodology by which schools can seek answers to the second. Whilst there is no single or universal truth in these matters, there are things we can learn from the substantial evidence base that exists from school effectiveness research globally. This session provides an introduction to such endeavours.