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

Performance and development supports teachers and principals in their careers and also ensures students receive high quality teaching in every classroom.​

Our performance and development intranet site contains guidelines, templates and tools to help school staff through the performance cycle. It is indended for:

  • teachers
  • principal class employees
  • support staff
Learn more about performance development on the Department's intranet
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Whole-of-practice approach

The whole-of-practice approach gives a consistent process and a common language for performance in Victorian government schools.

It is is designed to:

  • enable individual accountability
  • enable collective responsibility
  • support collaborative professional learning
  • improve the quality of teaching in every classroom. 

The approach:

  • promotes the development of thriving school cultures where continuous development of professional skills, knowledge and engagement are the norm, and are based on collaborative and mutually supportive workplaces
  • encourages teachers and school leaders to set high expectations and establish clear accountabilities for professional practice in a collaborative environment which values high quality, meaningful, and developmentally-focused feedback
  • acknowledges the highly skilled and complex nature of quality teaching and builds on the excellent practices that already exist in many Victorian government schools and across the teaching profession.