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

Effective performance and development in schools supports the ongoing development of teachers and principals to ensure that students experience high quality teaching and learning in every classroom.

The Performance and Development intranet site contains guidelines, templates, tools and resources to support teachers, principal class employees and support staff to participate in meaningful Performance and Development.

Learn more about performance development on the Department's intranet
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Whole-of-practice approach

The Performance and Development whole-of-practice approach promotes a consistent process and a common language for the evaluation and support of teacher Performance and Development in Victorian government schools. It is developmentally-focused, and is designed to enable individual accountability and collective responsibility, to support collaborative professional learning and to 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.