Distributed Leadership for Equity & Learning Toolset


Tool #5: An evaluative framework

Tool #5 is a simple evaluation framework that may be used as a starting point for evaluation of the extent to which development of DLE has progressed. It is a way of considering each of the previous Key Levers in turn.


Ways to use it
Like all the tools, Tool #5 can be adapted to local needs and contexts. These are two suggestions:
The tool could provide a basis for discussions between school leaders to compare their experiences and share practices that have helped. Schools working together can support and challenge each other, providing an external perspective to help evaluation.

Reflect on how distributed leadership is progressing in your school
Evaluation fact sheet

Users of the tool are invited to reflect on various dimensions of distributed leadership in their school and discuss further actions for improvements.

Key Levers What are we trying to achieve? What are the indicators of progress & success? What data help us to tell where we are?
Shared understanding of distributed leadership
Participatory culture
Enabling institutional structures
Open social environment
Key Levers How much progress have we made? What should we do now to make further progress? Who will take the action needed?
Shared understanding of distributed leadership
Participatory culture
Enabling institutional structures
Open social environment

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