Final Report: Stage 1, Ambassador Schools Research Centre

The Ambassador Schools Program was established by the NSW Department of Education in 2021 as part of its School Success Model. Ten diverse and high-performing NSW public schools were chosen as ‘Ambassador Schools’ to take part in a study to understand their effective practices and identify how they could be shared with other NSW public schools.

Funded by the NSW Department of Education, the NSW Ambassador Schools Research Centre (ASRC) was created to carry out this study. The Gonski Institute for Education worked in partnership with the University of Canberra and Charles Sturt University to identify the practices of Ambassador Schools that have had the greatest impact on student achievement in their unique context.

Research participants included principals, teachers, students, and caregivers from 26 schools, including the ten Ambassador Schools. We also conducted a review of research literature on effective teaching and learning, and leadership practices so that we could build upon what is already known about effective practices and identify what is distinctive about how these practices and the contextual conditions in which they were implemented that made them so effective.

Read the Ambassador Schools Research Summary report 

Read the Literature review: Ambassador Schools research program

Read the Final Report, Stage 1, Ambassador Schools Research Centre