From The Director General
The Government has announced changes to the way schools demonstrate their readiness to be selected as Independent Public
The focus is on a new
development program and selection approach. This will see every school wishing to operate with more authority supported
to become an Independent Public School while maintaining the rigour that has characterised the selection of schools so far.
It will also see successful and well regarded principals of Independent Public Schools being involved in the development
programs as well as the selection process.
The Minister for Education released a media statement on 20 January 2013. The question
and answer section gives further details of the new approach.
This year we welcome another 84 schools as Independent Public Schools, bringing the total to 255 schools that are operating
with increased autonomy and heightened accountability.
Once again, I anticipate that some of the flexibilities trialled in Independent Public Schools will be extended to all schools
this year as part of our commitment to distinctive schools that reflect the needs and aspirations of their students and communities.