26 September 2023

Input invited on improving education framework

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The Department of Education is calling for feedback from parents and carers on how the education sector can work more closely with them to improve student outcomes.

Opening public consultation on the Department’s Parent and Carer Engagement Framework, Minister for Education and Early Learning, Sarah Mitchell said students performed better at school when their families were engaged in their education.

“The pandemic has shown us that there are always new ways for parents to engage in their child’s education,” Ms Mitchell said.

“This survey gives parents a chance to tell us what they think the best ways are for their school to communicate with them and what we can improve on,” she said.

Ms Mitchell said submissions were open until 30 April and the Department would use the feedback to develop its Framework.

“(The Department) will use these insights to develop the Framework, which will help parents and carers to better understand their rights, responsibilities and choices in the education system, while accessing information about their child’s learning, development and wellbeing,” she said.

In a statement, the Department said it was seeking feedback on what was important to parents, carers and staff; what it should continue to do; how it could enable consistent and high-quality experiences for all families of students in public education; and how it could help parents and carers engage with their child’s education.

It said the Framework would also assist families to receive services and support that anticipated needs and catered for diversity.

Further information on the Department’s Parent and Carer Engagement Framework can be accessed at this PS News link.

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