Vic principals set to begin peer reviews

Principals from 50 schools across Victoria are set to begin a review of the performance of state schools from this month under a State Government plan to raise the accountability of schools, according to The Age.

Under the process, state schools under review will select two principals from across the state and an accredited reviewer to conduct the review. The reviews can be conducted by principals from the non-Government school sector.

“The department has an obligation to respond when a school fails to demonstrate sufficient progress or where there is other evidence of significant risk to students’ achievement, wellbeing or engagement,” said a paper sent to principals from the Education Department.

“Principals may select peers strategically, seeking out those with complementary strengths in areas requiring improvement.”



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