These procedures must be read in conjunction with the Curriculum Assessment Reporting in Public Schools Policy.
These procedures apply to principals and teaching staff in public schools.
3.1 Deliver curriculum
Principals and teaching staff must deliver a curriculum:
- to all Kindergarten to Year 10 students that addresses their specific learning needs and is consistent with the requirements of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline;
- to all Years 11 and 12 students that addresses their specific learning needs, and is consistent with the requirements of the Western Australian Certificate of Education Manual;
- that provides all students from Kindergarten to the end of the primary school years with at least fifty percent of curriculum instruction in literacy and numeracy; and
- that provides all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 with at least two hours of physical activity each week, during the school day, as part of the school’s structured teaching and learning program.
The School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum, assessment, standards and reporting for all Western Australian Schools. Schools must meet the requirements of the Authority in delivering curriculum to their students.
Further information is available on the Department’s requirements that all students from Kindergarten to the end of the primary school years are provided with at least fifty percent of curriculum instruction in literacy and numeracy and two hours of physical activity each week.
3.2 Assessment and reporting
Principals, in consultation with teaching staff, must develop school based assessment and reporting plans, that:
- comply with the requirements of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority for students in Pre-primary to Year 10;
- specify how principals and teachers will report achievement of each student from Kindergarten to Year 12 at the end of each semester, including the requirement that Department-endorsed reporting templates are used for Pre-primary to
- Year 10; and
- for senior secondary, includes processes for the monitoring, recording and reporting of enrolment and achievement data consistent with the requirements of School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
Principals will approve the final content of the school based assessment and reporting plan.
In Western Australia, the School Curriculum and Standards Authority is responsible for setting the standards of student achievement, and for the assessment and certification of student achievement according to those standards.
While the Department-endorsed reporting template is mandatory for Pre-primary to Year 10, use of the Kindergarten reporting template is optional. Reporting for students undertaking a modified teaching and learning program must be linked to their documented plan (staff only).
4. Related documents
5. Contact information
Director, Teaching Quality and Innovation
Policy contact officer:
Manager, Curriculum Priorities
T: (08) 9402 6300
6. History of changes
|Effective date||Last update date||Procedure version no.|
|1 February 2015||2 October 2018||3.2|
|Minor changes to include reference to Public Schools D18/0151652 and updated legislation links D18/0207680|
|26 February 2019||4.0|
|This policy and procedures has undergone a major review. Approved by the Director General at Corporate Executive meeting on 12 December 2018.|
|26 February 2019||4 October 2022||4.1|
|Minor changes to update contact detail. D22/0737414|
7. More information
Please ensure you also download the policy supported by this procedure.
Procedure review date
26 February 2022
Procedure last updated
4 October 2022