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Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Vic)

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Guidelines for school playgrounds: playground safety management

Opportunities for play must be nurtured if children are to develop physically, emotionally and socially. While playground designs have recently become more complex, they do so against a background of increased community expectations of safer environments. Fortunately, research has shown that a substantial number of...

Towards Victoria as a learning community

This report sets out a range of strategic, school-based reforms that will be pursued to support achievement of the Victorian Government’s education goals. These reforms include new expectations for professional practice, increased autonomy for schools, rigorous accountability arrangements, enhanced support for schools, and a commitment...
Discussion paper

New directions for school leadership and the teaching profession

The paper highlights that the quality of teaching has one of the greatest impacts on student outcomes, and that all education systems in the global top tier of school performance have engaged in ambitious workforce reform.

Out-of-home care education commitment

On any one day across Victoria, approximately 5500 children and young people live in out-of-home care. The 2011 Partnering Agreement reflects the shared commitment of the out-of-home care and education sectors to these children and young people. The Partnering Agreement: outlines strategies to support the...

Building respectful and safe schools: a resource for school communities

Since the introduction of the anti-bullying guidelines, Safe Schools are Effective Schools in 2006, there have been significant developments in approaches to prevent bullying and support children and young people to incorporate challenges such as the increased use of digital technologies and participation in the...