The Ministerial Reference Group will support the work of the Expert Panel leading the Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System (the Review). The group members have been announced and they will consult with the Expert Panel appointed last month.
About the Review
In December 2022, Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers agreed to establish an Expert Panel to undertake a review to inform the next National School Reform Agreement (the agreement). The Expert Panel leading the Review was announced in March and their Terms of Reference were released.
The Review will consider reforms that are evidence-based, leverage existing systems and high-impact initiatives, and consider the impacts on teacher and school leader workload. The Expert Panel will consult with State and Territory Governments, teachers, principals and other education experts to inform their recommendations. They will provide a final report to Education Ministers by 31 October 2023.
Role of the Ministerial Reference Group
The Group, chaired by Minister Clare, will be a sounding board and source of advice to the Expert Panel. The Group will include teachers, principals, students, parent organisations, education unions, and other education experts and stakeholders.