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Creating the conditions for excellence in schools

Securing needs, exploring interests, leveraging potential

Welcome to Indigo Schools

Use of the Indigo Schools Framework inspires the school community to align and address the needs, interests and potential of every student, and gathers deep insights into the health of a school as a live operating system. The model focuses all of the school’s operational work on achieving excellence as the norm in student progress and achievement, and enables every member of the school community to adopt a continuous improvement mindset, inspiring a drive to a preferred future.

Personal, Professional and School Transformation

Applying the Indigo Schools Model identifies how well your school does its job and what the priorities for improvement are. The process challenges participants and the school community to dynamically evolve towards a preferred future through a simple, coherent framework that leapfrogs your school to excellence and enables you to realise your potential as an educational professional and leader.

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The world is changing fast – schools need to as well.

Five Key Themes

This image provides an example of the Indigo Schools Six Phases of School Development.

Six discrete learning systems describe the nature and evolution of schools from an industrial model to future-ready.

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Seven levels of problem-solving complexity exist, and five must align to optimise the health of a school’s operating system.

The Indigo Schools Framework is designed to enable school transformation through guiding educators to generate enough evidence to make an informed judgement about how ‘good’ a school is, and identify the steps needed to improve it. The themes in the framework are flexible and easily adapted to reflect the particular interests of concerned parties such principals, teachers and curriculum managers or members of a school board.

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In effective schools, people take responsibility for their performance. Five basic questions are outlined to guide this process.

This image shows the Indigo Schools Dynamic Cycle, which is an essential part of school transformation.

A Dynamic Cycle that sustains a commitment to excellent now and better next time.

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Seven dimensions of work are shared by every responsible person and work team in a school.

Articles that Keep Educators Informed

Our articles identify trends in how work, life and opportunity are evolving and accelerating, and serve to highlight why schools need to evolve as well. We’ve used a multitude of sources to investigate the global economy, the future of work, skills shortages, growth industries, exponential technologies and disruptive innovations. The sum of this work is a series of insights into where opportunities lie, which industries and jobs to consider studying or working in, and how to benefit from the enormous opportunities that exist.

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