Does the school as a learning organisation affect staff outcomes? This article examines the relationship between the school as a learning organisation and staff job satisfaction and the school's responsiveness to staff needs using a purposefully designed “Schools as Learning Organisations Survey” completed as part of an OECD study in Wales. A positive and significant relationship is found between the school as a learning organisation and both job satisfaction of staff—that is school leaders, teachers and teaching support staff—and the school's responsiveness to staff needs. The article proposes ways of realising these outcomes and identifies areas for further research. Policy makers, school staff and other stakeholders in education and other public sectors internationally can use these findings as supporting evidence in recommending people to develop their organisations into learning organisations, given the potential benefits for employees and the organisation at large.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejed.12355, hdl.handle.net/1765/119436
Journal European journal of education : research, development and policies
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Kools, M.T.J., Gouëdard, P., George, B.R.J, Steijn, A.J, Bekkers, V.J.J.M, & Stoll, L. (2019). The relationship between the school as a learning organisation and staff outcomes: A case study of Wales. European journal of education : research, development and policies, 54(3), 426–442. doi:10.1111/ejed.12355