Public School Review
All Western Australian public schools are reviewed every three years by the Department of Education’s Public School Accountability directorate. A review gives assurance to the local community, the Minister for Education and Training and the Director General that a school is operating effectively and delivering high quality education to its students. The review acknowledges the achievements of the school and gives feedback to support the Principal and staff with their improvement planning.
The Principal provides the review team with a self-assessment of the school’s performance based on evidence gathered by the Principal and staff. Information validated by the review team is considered before and during the school visit. This forms the basis for the school review report.
The report is provided to the Principal, the Chair of the School Board and the Regional Executive Director.
Expectations of schools
For all Western Australian public schools, expectations are set out in either: the Delivery and Performance Agreement, which is an agreement between the Department (represented by the Director General), school (represented by the principal) and school board (represented by the school board chair); or, the Principals’ Statement of Expectations and the Funding Agreement for Schools.
School performance rating
This performance rating is based on information gained from the self-assessment submission and the validation process. It is focused on a review of the following areas of school performance:
- Relationships and Partnerships;
- Learning Environment;
- Use of Resources;
- Teaching Quality;
- Student Achievement and Progress.