Your nomination needs to tell your school’s story and clearly demonstrate its success.
Address the Public School Review Standard
You must address all 6 of the Public School Review Standard domains in your written statement:
- relationship and partnerships
- learning environment
- use of resources
- teaching quality
- student achievement and progress.
Your written statement needs to demonstrate the school’s achievements and claims against the 6 domains, supported with examples and evidence.
Whilst all the domains and their specific foci are important, schools may determine that at a point in time, a greater focus is required on some over others.
When addressing the domains, you must also reflect on:
- student achievement, both progress and performance
- inclusive cultures
- engagement with community
- impact for Aboriginal students (if no Aboriginal students attend the school, then understanding Aboriginal cultures and languages).
As well as the Public School Review Standard, nominators may also refer to other resources, such as the:
Format and style
The written statement must be no more than 3 pages and use size 11pt Arial font. Use the written statement template to write it.
No other attachments or supporting documents are permitted.
Use your limited space wisely. If you decide to insert an image into your written statement, it will quickly use up valuable space to tell your story. Use them sparingly, if at all.
Support for nominators
Free review and feedback on your draft written statement is available from an independent writing consultant to all nominators.
Have a one-on-one phone or video consultation to get expert advice and ideas on how to highlight your successes. Then receive written feedback on your draft nomination, including comments and tracked changes for you to review.
To allow our consultants enough time to provide written feedback, you must upload your draft statement before 4pm, Wednesday 10 August. To get the most or of your review, make sure it's in a well-developed or complete state.
Use the Nomination writing support request form to access this free service. School staff can complete the form on behalf of school council/board chairs and P&C presidents.