Welcome to Good to Great Schools Australia
We do this by building evidence-based curriculum, providing online professional learning,
and supporting schools to implement improvement practices
so that all schools have great teachers delivering effective teaching to every child.
evidence-based curriculum, professional learning modules and school improvement tools.
Our Education Suite
Professional Learning Pathways
School Improvement Hub
Our Gift to Schools
Students love learning when you use
Australia’s only explicit teaching science program.
Teach Spelling Mastery
Our Teach Spelling Mastery accredited module gives you the practical skills and knowledge to teach spelling effectively and get the most out of the Spelling Mastery Program.
8 Cycles of School Practice
The 8 Cycles of School Practice support schools to
embed the world’s best practices in school-wide
Join our growing network of schools
We support the diverse needs of schools around Australia
Our programs are used by public, private, and independent schools in urban, regional, and remote areas across Australia. These schools range from those just starting on their improvement journey to top performing schools.
Our programs are used by teachers with a range of expertise and experience – teachers at the beginning of their career or those with years of experience.
All students can learn when they are being taught effectively with an appropriate curriculum.
Our programs are successful with students from diverse, advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds, those with learning disabilities or difficulties, or those who are simply not making enough progress.
Sample of our Programs
Ready-to-Teach Curriculum Lessons
Accessible Professional Development Modules
Easy-to-Use School Improvement Tools
Teach Oz-e-English Writing (Language) F–6
8 Cycles of School Practice
Snapshots of School Success
We support schools to deliver tailored school implementation
Other schools need more support so we provide experienced leadership coaches who successfully lead school improvement. Schools are provided with 1–3 years of support depending on their needs.
Our partner schools have achieved significant improvement using explicit instruction pedagogy and evidence-based programs tailored to their school and student cohort.
We partner with schools to deliver our tailored school implementation. Our expert leadership coaches guide schools on their improvement journey. Here is a snapshot of the improvement our partners have achieved using evidence-based programs and effective teaching tailored to the unique context of each school and student cohort.
Literacy in Remote Schools Program
- 124% in reading, compared to 19% Australian average growth and 34% growth for very remote Indigenous schools.
- 42% in writing, compared to 13% Australian average growth and 24% growth for very remote Indigenous schools.
- 67% in spelling, compared to 23% Australian average growth and 48% growth for very remote Indigenous schools.
- 180% in grammar and punctuation, compared to 15% Australian average growth and 28% growth for very remote Indigenous schools.
School views on effective teaching outcomes
- building better educational habits and routines
- improving their English oral language skills
- learning faster
- becoming more confident learners.
In 2014, the Warruwi School introduced Direct Instruction (DI) at all year levels, but wanted more support with implementation.
In 2015, the School joined Good to Great Schools Australia’s Literacy in Remote Schools Program funded by the Australian Government.
The School appointed an instruction coach to work with teachers and leadership to ensure the behaviour management components were fully embedded.
GGSA assigned a school improvement coach to work with Warruwi's school leadership on their improvement journey.
Warruwi School struggled with low student attendance, but its students exceeded the program’s average rate of student lesson progress and mastery. Warruwi’s success in the program can be attributed to key implementation factors including providing 2.5 hours of literacy instruction per day and having high instructional leadership.
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School, Carnarvon
In 2014, in response to stagnated student results, St. Mary’s introduced Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)). The School had researched and studied the work of internationally respected educationalist Professor John Hattie.
The School signed up for Good to Great Schools Australia’s Literacy in Remote Schools Program that is funded by the Australian Government. The School’s primary teachers attended the pre-training and were provided GGSA’s literacy curriculum. The School was also allocated a GGSA coach to provide implementation support.
After only twelve months, the School had the following improved student results:
- All students in younger grades showed growth in all subjects.
- There was school-wide acceleration of English classes and most Maths classes.
- Spelling results rose from 0.08 and 0.37 (the year before) to 0.74, 0.68 and 0.91.
Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy
The Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy (CYAAA) is a small group of remote Indigenous schools that implement:
- effective teaching
- the 8 Cycles of School Practice
- teacher and leadership development
- parent and family engagement to lift attendance and student readiness
The number of CYAAA students reaching grade level, achieving the top NAPLAN national level and completing secondary school is increasing year over year.
The prospects for Australian children should not be determined by their ethnicity, location or socio-economic status. We seek to equal the playing field for disadvantaged children. We guarantee that any child who enters a classroom that is using effective teaching will learn to read and will progress at a pace that exceeds the national average.