IEU was invited in recent times to participate in a consultation process in relation to the deployment of school funding over the next decade. IEUA Federal Secretary Chris Watt lead the delegation. The review's brief was to improve student outcomes (as measured by national and international testing) across all cohorts and improve school leavers in gaining employment or further training. A tall order by any measure.
The teaching profession is central to the review but is not readily embraced by the agenda.
Recommendations for the review will flow to the Federal Government for consideration. IEU adopted a view that time for teachers (during the course of the standard working day) to work in teams was the overarching need.