Performance and Development

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Purpose of this topic

To ensure schools build on best practice, recognise excellence and provide support for staff development where it is required. 


The enhanced Performance and Development whole-of-practice approach promotes a consistent process and common language for the evaluation and support of staff performance and development in Victorian government schools.

The approach is intended to provide a mechanism by which staff can continuously develop their professional skills, regardless of their current performance level and is built on several key principles, including:

Evidence-based: the new approach stresses the use of concrete evidence as critical to support the achievement of goals and an indicator of performance. Evidence is also highlighted as a key enabler for staff to show their impact on their practice.

Collaboration: staff are encouraged to collaborate within and between schools to share strategies and lessons around effective pedagogical, leadership and other practices

Accountability: staff are given a degree of autonomy over their development goals in exchange for accountability over their achievement. 

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