Our Recent Work

Zbar Consulting provides strategic support to communities, systems and schools to support improvement and has completed more than 70 school reviews. Customised coaching programs for senior executives are also a focus of our business, along with tailored research and report writing services.

Recent projects include:

Principal and leadership team coaching for Government, Independent and Catholic schools (2009-14)

Ministerial Review of Middle Schooling in the Northern Territory (2014)

Development of educational and business plans for the Greater Western Sydney GIANTS Learning and Life Centre (2012-13)

Innovative Language Provision in Clusters Initiative Evaluation for the DEECD (2013)

Development of educational and business plans for the North Melbourne Learning and Life Centre (2009-10)

Evaluation of a Leadership Innovation Capability Instrument for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Victoria (2009)

Support to the program of curriculum and education reform in Hong Kong, including the design of training programs for leadership teams and the development of explanatory materials (2005-2008)

Leading a major research project on high performing disadvantaged schools on behalf of the Data and Evaluation Division of DEECD (2008)

Consultancy on school improvement to the Northern Metropolitan Region of DEECD, including research on the Achievement Improvement Zones Project and working with targeted schools as a critical friend (2008-12)

Targeted commissioned reviews of underperforming schools and subsequent development of school improvement plans

Peace Education project in post-conflict Sierra Leone (World Bank, 2001-2006)