The Federal Education Minister, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, today announced the membership of the panel undertaking the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools. The panel members are:
- Dr David Gonski AC (Chair)
- Dr Ken Boston AO
- Mr Terrey Arcus AM
- Ms Valerie Gould
- Ms Wendy Johnson
- Dr Lisa O’Brien
- Dr Lee-Anne Perry AM
- Mr Michael Roberts
Christian schools in WA will be very familiar with Valerie Gould, the Executive Director of AISWA and we congratulate Valerie on her appointment to the panel. Background information on other panel members can be found here.
With the focus until recently being on the passage of the Quality Schools funding package this announcement has come later than was originally proposed. As a result the Review will now report to the Prime Minister and Minister Birmingham by March 2018, rather than by the end of 2017. It will examine evidence and make recommendations on the most effective teaching and learning strategies and initiatives to be deployed.The Review will build an evidence base to ensure funding is used in ways that make a difference to student outcomes as outlined in the terms of reference.
CSA will be making a submission on behalf of member schools. Any schools wanting to have input into the submission should not hesitate to contact our office.