Performance and Development Framework

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Performance and development are about creating a culture of teacher quality, feedback, and growth for all teachers within all schools.

The Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework was endorsed by Education Ministers at the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC) on 3rd August 2012.

Nationally and internationally, there is unequivocal evidence that the quality of teaching is the most significant in-school factor affecting student outcomes. There is also strong evidence that better appraisal and feedback leading to targeted development can improve teacher performance.

The Framework highlights what is required to build a comprehensive and effective approach to high performance and development. It outlines the characteristics of a successful system and the culture that needs to be in place for sustained improvements to occur in schools. It describes the characteristics of an effective performance and development cycle, including the elements of the cycle that are essential for success and should be implemented in all Australian schools. The Framework provides a structure for appraising, developing, and improving teaching practice as well as recognising the entitlement of teachers to meaningful feedback and support.