Now Published - Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System

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The Review to Inform a Better and Fairer Education System has now been published.

Review Overview

The Expert Panel’s report highlights the dedication of teachers and outlines areas for reform focus for governments’ consideration.

The Summary Report highlights three priority areas for the next agreement:

  • Equity – to improve outcomes and address student needs, especially for those most at risk of falling behind
  • Wellbeing – to ensure all students and staff feel supported and belong
  • Workforce – to grow and diversify our workforce and ensure teachers and other educators are well supported to strengthen their practice and collaborate.

The Expert Panel consulted widely with a range of stakeholders during the course of the Review. Stakeholders were invited to make a submission to a Consultation Paper, complete a survey, and attend consultations to contribute their perspectives and help shape the future of education in Australia.

Stakeholders included teachers, school leaders and support staff, education unions, national education agencies, non-government sector school stakeholders, parents, carers, youth bodies, groups representing those experiencing disadvantage and other key stakeholder groups. The Expert Panel also visited 92 schools across all states and territories to hear directly from them. The feedback received was considered by the Expert Panel as it developed its report.

The Expert Panel delivered its report to Education Ministers for their consideration on 31 October 2023. The Review will help inform negotiations for next year’s Education Reform and Funding Agreement to drive improvements for all students, especially those in need of additional support. The Australian Government has also committed to work with states and territories to get all schools on a pathway to their full and fair funding level.

More information

To find out more read the Summary Report

View the Consultation Paper submissions