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Networks in the Education State

May 05, 2016

Victoria is developing a networked system of schools to powerfully lift the performance and achievement of all students. These new networks, operating as Communities of Practice led by school principals, are aligned to the seventeen areas within the regions. 

The Networks as Communities of Practice document outlines these opportunities for increased school-to-school collaboration and building dynamic local networks. 

Central to this collaborative way of working is forming strong partnerships with families and communities to help create a highly networked system. 

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Improving learning outcomes

May 04, 2016

Victoria's Framework for Improving Student Outcomes assists schools to focus efforts on key areas that have the greatest impact on school improvement. It includes four state-wide priorities:

  1. Excellence in teaching and learning
  2. Professional leadership
  3. Positive climate for learning
  4. Community engagement in learning.
Six significant initiatives, which are aligned with these priorities and focused on lifting student achievement outcomes, wellbeing and engagement in learning, comprise: 
 
  1. Building practice excellence, including teachers, principals and schools working together to exchange knowledge and ideas and build a culture of collaboration
  2. Curriculum planning and assessment, including how best to use data and feedback and adjust learning programs and interventions to suit individual student needs
  3. Building leadership teams, including using proven coaching and feedback methods
  4. Empowering students and building school pride, including a greater say for students in learning decisions and whole school community engagement with students
  5. Setting expectations and promoting inclusion, including how schools work across their communities in supporting the health, wellbeing, inclusion and engagement of students
  6. Building communities, including schools’ relationships with the wider community and parents to collectively encourage students' learning and enhance outcomes.

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