Discussion paper launched by Minister Hall and Minister Dixon
On 21 June 2012, the Government outlined its vision for a teaching profession that will raise student performance in Victoria to match the very best jurisdictions world-wide.
The announcement, titled New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession, launched a discussion paper on learning from the best systems to improve the quality and status of teaching and school leadership.
The paper highlights that the quality of teaching has one of the greatest impacts on student outcomes, and that all education systems in the global top tier of school performance have engaged in ambitious workforce reform.
It also describes the three key reform areas, including potential actions, on which the Government will consult. These are:
- Attract great people into teaching: attract stronger candidates and improve their preparation.
- Create a high performance profession: stimulate a culture of excellence and effective professional development.
- Provide strong direction and support: elevate the role of leadership at school and system levels.
The discussion paper aims to stimulate and inform discussion on the future of the teaching profession and school leadership in Victoria.
To read the discussion paper in full, see: New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession (PDF - 3.6Mb)
To read introductory remarks by the Premier and Minister Hall at the launch of New Directions for School Leadership and the Teaching Profession on 21 June 2012, see: Introductory Remarks
Contribute to the discussion
We encourage you to contribute to this discussion by submitting your feedback to the Department on the proposed actions outlined in the paper via email: email@example.com or by mail:
Teaching Profession Paper
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Level 3, 33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
We invite your feedback around the following key questions, being guided by the need to focus on areas that will deliver substantial improvements. However, you need not confine your responses to these questions if you think there are other issues that should be addressed.
Q1. What is missing?
Are there significant areas of action or ideas for reform that are not addressed by the paper, or are given insufficient treatment?
Q2. What are the priorities?
In an environment of fiscal constraint the Government needs to ensure it is investing in areas that will deliver the greatest return. We also need to determine what combination of levers will work best together. What do we need to focus on?
Q3. Where should effort not be directed?
Are there areas of action which should be avoided, and if so, why?
The deadline for making submissions relating to this paper is 1 September 2012. Unless you request that your submission be treated confidentially, it will be made publicly available on the Department’s website or on request, and authorship will be acknowledged.
Please attach a completed cover sheet with your submission: Teaching Profession Consultation Submission (Word - 67Kb)