The nine new principles for excellence in teaching and learning provides a starting point for a close analysis of your professional practice.
The new Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is the recommended approach for schools and has replaced Principles of Learning and Teaching (PoLT).
The vision for learning
The new vision for learning and the nine practice principles for excellence in teaching and learning will help teachers and school leaders to consider:
- what school communities and teachers value
- the beliefs about learning that underpin practice
- how current practice helps to achieve what is valued
- how new practices will help to achieve what we value.
All students are empowered to learn and achieve, experiencing high quality teacher practice and the best conditions for learning which equip them with the knowledge, skills and dispositions for lifelong learning and shaping the world around them.
Our vision for learning draws our focus to the core values and beliefs at the centre of teaching and learning. For leaders and teachers in Victorian schools it provides a starting point for a close analysis of professional practice.
The practice principles
Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Victorian government schools and teachers can
order hard copies of the of the Practice Principles guide at our resources for Victorian government schools page.
Practice principles poster
This poster presents the Practice principles in an easy to print overview table.
A3 Practice principles poster (pdf - 126.08kb)
The Diagnostic tools are designed to support teachers and school leaders to reflect on the Practice Principles and engage in collaborative practice development.
The following tools are currently available for use in schools:
- Guided whole-school reflection activity
- Guided teacher self-reflection activities.
To access the tools, download:
Additional diagnostic tools are currently being developed for the Practice Principles for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and will be published on this page in 2018.
Fairfield Primary School
Fairfield Primary School's acting principal, discusses how they are using the Practice Principles as a common language to drive excellence in their teaching practices:
Brighton Primary School
In this video, Brighton Primary School talks about how they are embedding the practice principles and high impact teaching strategies into their core business practices:
The principles and FISO
The principles focus on three Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) state-wide priorities.
- Positive climate for learning
- Excellence in teaching and learning
- Community engagement in learning.
To find out more about FISO, see:
Framework for Improving Student Outcomes
The principles and VEYLDF
Teachers working in the early years of primary school will also refer to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) Practice Principles, bringing coherence to our education system and ensuring continuity of learning across education settings and developmental stages.
To find out more about VEYLDF, see: Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
Get in touch
Practice principles for excellence in teaching and learning is currently released in draft form. For further information and feedback, contact: