Global Educational Research Program

Our Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity and Leadership in Education (CIRCLE) leads global research and development into the character of an excellent education and high-performing schools.


How do we help your community thrive?

Discover how we design and run large international research projects through our collaborative global network committed to future-fit education.


Improves outcomes

Excellent outcomes come from solid evidence. Our research helps your community thrive from a grounding in what we know works in education.


Strengthens culture

Communities need strong culture to thrive. We support your community to build resourcefulness and intentional culture for all students, staff, and leaders.


Supports growth

Our world is changing fast. Our network helps your community plot a course forward to meet the complexity of our modern times.

Our History

CIRCLE has been a leading voice in global education for over a decade.

From its inception, CIRCLE has engaged in a significant body of educational research and development with schools, tertiary bodies and other educational institutions, motivated by a clear purpose to equip, empower and enable schools to help achieve better outcomes for more learners.

CIRCLE’s significant global school research program includes groundbreaking developments in our understanding about the character of an excellent education with a particular focus on:

  • Strategy, leadership and governance in future-fit schools
  • A whole education for character, competency and wellness
  • Teaching for character
  • High-performance culture in education

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How do we put our research into practice in your school?



We work closely with your school or institution to develop an annual research plan



Our team gathers the data we need to learn about your community



Our experts analyse and report out on your data



We workshop recommendations and strategy with you



We help your school use our findings to improve outcomes

Program benefits

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Three-year membership in the CIRCLE Global School Research Program

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Development of an annual research plan

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Regular engagement and quarterly coaching

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Data-gathering and analysis

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Reporting, professional conversations, and professional learning events

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Complimentary School/Institutional Membership to our dynamic online learning community

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"What sets a School for tomorrow apart? Their international perspective and the chance to learn from and contribute to world class educational development that suits a school like ours through bespoke and personal collaboration."

David Atkinson

Headteacher | Dr Challoner's Grammar School, England

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