ELEVATE: agile design for high potential learners


The ELEVATE program comes at a time when there is considerable interest, both nationally and internationally, in reshaping schooling to optimise the strengths of all learners. This robust innovation program will support leading educators to collaboratively design and implement powerful practices to lift learning outcomes for high potential learners. ELEVATE has been initiated by AISNSW and amplified by strategic partnerships with the UK-based Innovation Unit, and the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership. Funding for this program has been provided by the Australian Government Students First Support Fund and AISNSW.

Our Call to Action

Explore our global case for change within the Invitation to Participate.

Discover more about disciplined innovation and our program structure.

Consider how active participation could transform high potential learning in your school.

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Insights and Inspirations
Our Blog
Horizon Scanning – Looking for inspiration in unexpected places
Why did Calderwood Christian School join the ELEVATE project?
Innovation , Case for change
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Uplifting Leadership that Lifts Up Learning
In a seven-year global study with colleagues Alan Boyle and Alma Harris, we analysed how leadership teams from diverse organizations across business, sports, and education that were characterised by unusually high performance, inspired and elevated individual and collective excellence. Their relentless focus was to build high potential in their staff, students, and clients to ensure quality outcomes of many kinds. They uplifted those they served by uplifting those who served them.
Innovation , Case for change
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Middle Leaders as Catalysts for Evidence‐Informed Change
Middle leaders who have the capacity to exchange practice knowledge and high quality research, and can track its impact on changes in practice and student outcomes, have the potential to be catalysts for evidence‐informed change.
Teaching and learning
Innovation , Design thinking , Case for change
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Leading Voices

An inspiring collection of perspectives on lifting the performance of high potential learners.

The Leading Voices initiative is an additional strategic partnership between the Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales (AISNSW) and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The Leading Voices elaborate on issues to expand our thinking about approaches to high potential learning.

This collection of videos and articles is intended to prompt meaningful conversations about challenging and supporting Australia's high potential learners and are readily available to all educators. Access Leading Voices