As indicated in our earlier briefing the Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, appointed Emeritus Professor John Halsey from Flinders University to lead an independent review into regional, rural and remote education.
Professor Halsey released a discussion paper which highlighted key educational challenges and issues that impact on the learning outcomes of regional, rural and remote students he intended to consider. The paper outlined nine themes he has identified that impact significantly on student learning outcomes:
- Curriculum and assessment
- Teachers and teaching
- Leaders and leadership
- School and community
- Information and communication technology
- Entrepreneurship and schools
- Improving access – enrolments, clusters, distance education and boarding
- Transitioning beyond school
After contacting a number of schools in regional and remote areas seeking input to inform our submission we received some very helpful feedback. This has been included in our submission to the Review and we thank those schools able to respond.
A copy of the submission can be downloaded by member schools from the link below.