Andrew Barr has announced his response to the Allen Consulting Review of School Based Management in the ACT.
As part of the Government’s response principals will get more say over who teaches in their school. Principals will take greater responsibility for the performance of their staff who will in turn take greater responsibility for the performance of their students.
To ensure we stay at the forefront of education in Australia I am determined to continue to improve the way we run schools. That means ensuring principals have the power to deliver great careers for great teachers in our schools.
The new system will begin at both the new Gungahlin College and the Kambah school in Tuggeranong next year.
Over the next 2 years we’ll operate the system in our 2 new schools and a number of existing schools on an opt-in basis. We intend to take a measured approach to rolling-out the new system in all schools over time.
It’s going to be a hell of a shock to a number of Canberra’s educators. But it has the potential to deliver some great outcomes IMHO.