Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!
External School Review
The External School Review for Grange Primary is scheduled for next term. This is an evidence-informed external evaluation of an individual school’s capacity to improve student learning. The purpose of external school reviews is to support schools to raise student achievement and sustain high performance.
External school reviews strengthen a school’s focus on learning by providing an expert external perspective to verify or challenge internal self-review processes and findings, the rigor of improvement practices, and the school’s capacity to achieve or sustain learning improvement over time.
The overarching review question in every external school review is:
Each school is generally externally reviewed every three years.
External school review is intentional and transparent, and contributes to the realisation of the department’s strategic plan to build a world best-practice education system and to be the best education system in Australia.
The purpose of an external school review -
As part of our continuous school improvement process, we will be involved in an external school review with a Department for Education review panel.
The purpose of external school reviews is to support us to raise achievement, sustain high performance and provide quality assurance to build public confidence in government schools. All government schools are externally reviewed every 3 years.
The focus of the external school review is to evaluate our school’s performance. The review panel includes a review officer and two trained review principals. Our school review will occur on 21-22 August 2019.
The review panel will identify aspects of our school’s improvement that have been verified through the review processes, as well as the improvements that we need to make in the future.
During the external school review, some students, parents, governing council members and staff will be asked to provide information to the review panel in a number of ways.
- individual interviews
- group discussions (with students, staff or parents)
- meetings (governing council, staff meeting)
- visits into classrooms.
Our Site Improvement Plan (SIP) highlights the areas of:
for school improvement. So the review team will seek evidence about improvement in these areas. I’ll provide further information about the review closer to the review time.
Grant Small, Principal
Grange Primary School