‘From a moral sense, we asked “what can we do better?”’ How a focus on the fundamentals of primary education rapidly transformed results at a Western Australian school.
‘More sensible is to consider what works in high-performing countries and adapt for local circumstances.’ Former politician and award-winning journalist, Maxine McKew, discusses how schools can replicate success.
We speak to Ray Boyd, Principal of West Beechboro Primary School in Perth. Since taking on his role, he has introduced a Professional Recognition Program to support staff learning and student outcomes have improved significantly.
A commonly proposed strategy for raising achievement levels in schools is to specify high expectations or ‘standards’ of student performance and to hold students, teachers and schools accountable for achieving those standards. On the surface, it seems like an eminently sensible strategy. But is it?
By the turn of the century, the observation had been made in many countries that substantial increases in expenditure on schools had failed to deliver measurable improvements in student performance. But just how effective are incentives as an improvement strategy?
In the third episode from our series on school improvement, we speak to Victorian Executive Principal Glenn Proctor about the changes that he is making at Hume Central Secondary College.
Greg Whitby speaks to Dr Miranda Jefferson about a new approach to schooling designed to meet the needs of today’s learners.
Greg Whitby speaks to Tony Bryant, principal of Silverton Primary School in Victoria, about the process that he and his staff undertook in order to implement change.