with Lyn Sharratt

Planning for school improvement

As schools review, refine and reset their strategic priorities,  ACEL is proud to invite you and your school team to join Clarity Learning Suite with Dr Lyn Sharratt and the Clarity team. Over 1000 school leaders and teachers have joined the program since its launch in October 2020. The program is available to start whenever it suits you and your team.

The CLS is a collaborative effort that includes the Clarity Team, comprised of Sue Walsh, Australia, Maggie Ogram, New Zealand, Mike Ogram, New Zealand, Jim Coutts, Canada and Lyn Sharratt, Canada. This dynamic team have put together a powerful learning product that will touch system and school leaders and teachers across the globe, bringing them together in interactive, online ‘Communities of Practice’ – 24/7.

CLS is based on the work Dr Lyn Sharratt has done with states, regions and independent schools, in person, across every state in Australia and globally. CLS reflects the text CLARITY: What Matters MOST in Learning, Teaching and Leading (Corwin, 2019).

It is a comprehensive ‘Whole-System’ and ‘Whole-School Approach’ that allows staff members to plan clear, self-determined pathways for their own improvement journeys. The premise is that teachers and leaders are practising while taking part in this ongoing learning experience that is self-paced and personalized to meet their needs.

It models best teaching practices to improve knowledge, skills and results in all subject areas across all programs on behalf of ALL students – highlighting the priority on Equity and Excellence.

USQ and UniSA Course Credit

We are pleased to announce that both USQ and UniSA will provide CLARITY Registrants with one course credit for their Master of Education programmes on successful completion of the Suite together with a Pass Grade Reflective Summary paper.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the personalisation, care and warmth you shared with our team on Monday. I learned so much from your feedback.

I really took on board your suggestion around case management and teacher progression. I started this process with a teacher and were both so excited about where this will head.

It’s rare to have someone like yourself so invested in individual schools’ outcomes.

It’s a joy to read your work and be a part of this process.

- Deputy Principal, Australia


ensures the focus is students’ learning through evidence-proven teaching approaches (Parameters #3 and #13);

begins with a clear vision based on ‘shared beliefs and understandings’ (Parameter #1);

engages learners, teachers and leaders in reflection and data-wise decision-making to put FACES on data and take action (Parameter #6);

targets ‘just-in-time’ resources to interdependently achieve the vision of every student succeeding – beyond what is thought possible (Parameter #9);

focuses on a culture of learning to create shared responsibility and accountability for students’ growth, attainment and wellbeing (Parameter #1 #4 #6 #14);

provides ongoing opportunities to network across registrant-selected ‘communities of practice’ (Parameter #4 and #14) that could last 12 months and beyond.

CLS affords educators the opportunity for ongoing PL in groups, across groups encompassing individuals and ‘early adopters’ in schools and those in remote or isolated situations. Additionally, it sets up leaders for success as the ‘learning leaders’ (a specific role in the CLS) of System and School Improvement. CLS build on the shared belief and understanding that ‘Everyone’s a leader’!

CLARITY is practical, user-friendly, and grounded in current, evidence-based practices. Sharratt’s focus remains on teachers using student data, working together to unpack the analysis, and collaborating on interventions and strategies to improve achievement. The book includes real case studies on lessons learned and successful examples from around the world. CLARITY empowers schools and systems to build on teachers’ and leaders’ expertise in shaping and informing improvement.

Karen Grose
Vice President, TVOntario (TVO)


Individual $AUD 990 plus GST
Groups of 6 – 10 participants $AUD 920 plus GST
Groups of 11 – 20 participants $AUD 875 plus GST

Group pricing for more than 20 people from the same school, network or system is available upon request.

CLARITY is a must-read for all educators. Built on sound research and stories from the field, the book lays out a proven process for improving learning for all students. Lyn Sharratt does an outstanding job of showing the importance of clarity and precision in school leadership.

Ruth Mattingley
Former Senior Executive Officer, Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat,
Ontario Ministry of Education, and Former Superintendent of Education, Lambton Kent District

In her latest book, CLARITY, Lyn Sharratt continues to bring invaluable insights to education practitioners to make a positive difference for all learners. The invitation at the close of each chapter to take a deliberate pause to create clarity provides a powerful structure for practitioners to reflect upon ways to progress educational achievement in their own context.

Maggie Ogram
Educational Leadership Coach, Osprey Consulting Ltd.