A deep dive into a research project over 2 years and 11 campuses where a Community of Practice/ Professional Learning Community was formed across the Emirates to improve academic outcomes for students and school ratings from DSIB and SPEA. A Community of practice is a systems thinking methodology designed to lever the power of collective skills across schools or teams. We will investigate how we can use certain tools in a structured way through a structured project to improve teachers practice, develop middle and senior leaders and impact students. With a systematic application of tools such as Strategic Options Development & Analysis and Diagnostic Systems, a team was formed and tracked, trained and monitored closely to grow skills to improve student outcomes. All campuses reflected improvements in student outcomes and governmental inspections.