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Improve Your School Effectiveness with AISA

In order to maximize student learning and to promote professional growth for staff in AISA schools, it is essential that the school functions in an effective manner, providing a stable and supportive environment, and a sound and viable school organization that ensures sustainability in the years ahead – even through the frequent changes in leadership that tend to characterize AISA schools. 

AISA has developed the AISA School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) is to establish a common understanding of school effectiveness in the AISA region and to suggest good practices, structures and resources that will support learning in AISA schools. A key component of school effectiveness is how a school defines learning and builds a coherent curriculum aligned with the guiding statements of the school to ensure mission integrity.  When all components of school decision making and procedures connect back to student learning we build a stronger evidence based learning culture.

AISA School Effectiveness Resources

The concept of school effectiveness is notably broad in scope and certainly open to a wide range of interpretation. This handbook has been developed to provide some definition to what is meant by school effectiveness in AISA schools. It is intended for school leaders, board members, administrators and teacher leaders at all levels of international school organisations.

The AISA School Effectiveness Framework includes guidance on:

  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Secure Financial Position
  • Measurement & Data Management
  • Personnel
  • Community Engagment
  • School Improvement Plan/Accreditation
  • Comprehensive Child Protection Programme
  • Facilities Management

The Appendecies include many guidance documents and templates.

Download the AISA School Effectiveness Framework

AISA School Effectiveness Learning Events

Throughout every school year, AISA provides a number of learning opportunities for school leaders and Boards to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of school effectiveness.

AISA also facilitates a School Heads Retreat annually to facilitate networking, support and specialised training for our Heads of Schools.



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