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Our structure

In line with our strategic directions, we are organised around what happens in classrooms in our schools and the support they need to deliver high quality education for students.

Our organisation structure as at 30 June 2016 from our Annual Report 2015-16.

Schools

Principals have great flexibility and control over the directions of their schools and how they use available resources and services to benefit their students. They work with their staff, their parents and their communities to determine priorities for student learning.

Schools also work closely with other schools, not only within their area but also across the State. They work together to ensure students progress smoothly from primary to secondary schooling, to provide a wide range of courses and subjects for student to study, and to share resources, facilities and expertise.

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Regions and regional offices

Schools are located within eight education regions each supported by a Regional Executive Director who is also a member of the Department’s Corporate Executive team.

Regional offices provide direct support to:

  • help schools implement public school policies
  • monitor the performance of schools, intervening in under performing schools and engaging with schools requiring more support
  • provide services to support school staff
  • respond to general requests for information from communities
  • help manage complaints and crises.
Statewide Services

Delivering service and support to students and schools across the State:

  • High quality teaching and learning in schools
  • monitoring school performance and effectiveness
  • leadership and management in regions
  • support and services to students and schools in curriculum, student behaviour and wellbeing, inclusive education, and literacy and numeracy.

Central services

The primary responsibility of central service areas is to system level strategy and policy development, infrastructure and capital works, curriculum support and resources, business systems for managing school resourcing, and education leadership and expertise in areas such as human resource management, finance and budgeting, information technology, and communications.