Chris Bettiol, Assistant principal- learning and teaching, St. Patrick's College, Campbelltown
To address a surging population of students from non-English speaking, low-income backgrounds at his previous school, Chris Bettiol implemented visible learning strategies, such as making learning intentions clear and providing success criteria to create a shared language for all students and staff members. Bettiol collaborated with the school’s middle leaders in investigating contemporary research and created a professional learning team to anchor interventions in evidence-based practices and visible learning strategies. His initiatives resulted in a remarkable shift in student and teacher relationships, which led to students having more control over their learning. Data analysis in NAPLAN and HSC improved, and the school rankings went up an impressive 150 spots.