Strategic direction

Strategic direction

Our purpose is clear: a system of public schools in which every school is a good school, every teacher is effective and every student is successful.

Our Classroom First philosophy puts students at the centre of everything we do. We know that what happens in a classroom has the greatest in-school influence on student learning and achievement.

Putting this philosophy into practice and into practical support is a series of strategic and action-oriented plans guiding our priorities for student learning and school improvement; our introduction of new programs and initiatives; and our commitment to support and service schools to ensure success.

By focusing on the priorities and aspirations in these plans, we will make a real difference to our students and to the communities we serve across Western Australia.

A graphic representation of our reform agenda – stemming from the commitment in Classroom First to place student success at the centre of all our endeavours.

The plan builds on Classroom First and prioritises our work over the next four years that we believe will make a real difference to the lives of students.

The four priority areas are:

  • success for all students
  • high quality teaching
  • effective leadership
  • strong governance and support.

Focus 2019 sets out the priorities for schools and maintains the momentum and progress we have already made in the four priorities in our strategic plan, High Performance – High Care: success for all students; high quality teaching; effective leadership; strong governance and support.

This strategy sets out the rationale, guiding principles, scope and major initiatives over the next four years. The strategy introduces new elements to the programs and processes already in place and profiles the culture-building role of school leaders.

The Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework supports our work to improve outcomes for Aboriginal students.

It sets expected standards for all staff when working with Aboriginal students, their parents and families, and communities. The framework supports staff to reflect on their behaviours, attitudes and practices with a view to progressing from cultural awareness to cultural responsiveness so we can maximise learning outcomes for Aboriginal students.

Our Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework – the first in Australia – is an exciting development for our system and one that will help us put into action the steps we need to take for our schools to become culturally responsive.

We work towards providing safe and welcoming learning environments. It identifies the positive strategies we are adopting to ensure people with disability are accorded respect, are listened to and have choices about how their needs are met.

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