The Learning Sprints Process

Learning Sprints provides a simple, effective and field-tested approach to support your teachers  in continually enhancing their practice.

The process has been designed to be simple, relevant and manageable for already overloaded teachers and their leaders. Most of all, it is designed to be adaptable to your school context and focused on the challenges specific to your classrooms and learners.

It consists of three phases: Prepare, Sprint and Review.

During ‘Prepare’, teams engage in rich dialogue about student learning and consider relevant research to identify a precise focus for improvement work.

They then go into the ‘Sprint’ phase, where they test out their new learning through short, manageable cycles of teaching in the classroom.

A Learning Sprint ends with explicit ‘Review’: analysis of the evidence of student progress, and consideration of how to transfer new pedagogical knowledge and skills into future practice.


3 Key Phases




Define: What student learning outcome do we want to focus our practice improvement on? For which students?

Design: What small, specific actions can we take in our classrooms to improve student learning?

Assess:  How will we know if this new approach is resulting in student progress? 



Monitor: What evidence of student learning progress are we collecting?

Support:  How are we harnessing peer and expert guidance to strengthen our use of the new approach? 



Analyse:  What progress did students make and how did our actions contribute to this? 

Transfer: How can we transfer what we've learned into future practice, programs and resources?

Reset: What do we need next?