South Australia’s public education system can be one of the best in the world. We have a plan to make the standard of education in South Australian public schools world-class by 2028.
Two years ago the standard of education in South Australian public schools was rated as ‘good’ on a reliable universal scale.
We know we have a good education system but our students are capable of so much more.
Today, we have a plan to take the standard from good to great.
To get there we need to raise the achievement of every child, in every class, in every school.
We’re focussing on 6 key areas:
- expert teaching
- quality leadership
- engaged parents and communities
- stronger services
- resourcing and investment
- improvement and accountability.
For our preschools and schools, excellence in teaching is proven to be the number 1 predictor in improving a child’s education outcomes. Our teachers will be provided the best curriculum resources, high-quality professional development, access to more student data, and support.
Quality leaders will lead change, provide clear direction, and be accountable for educational performance. We will succession plan and have people prepared, able and willing to step into leadership roles.
The best education is one in which parents and carers understand the value of a good education and are active in their child’s learning, from the earliest age. We’ll take a greater lead in fostering that vital partnership between parent and teacher, and classroom and home.
Learning relies on being safe, well, and having access to the right support services when they are needed. Our students will be given the support they need to learn.
State-wide educational improvement can’t happen without smart resourcing and investment. Students and teachers will have access to the latest technology, uninterrupted connectivity, and adaptive and modern learning environments.
A great education can change a life. What we’re doing today will contribute to improving the futures of thousands of our children.
Here’s what we’re working on in 2020: