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Schools Policy Group

The Schools Policy Group reports to and provides high-level strategic policy advice to the Australian Education Senior Officials Committee (AESOC) on all school education components of the Education Council strategic reform framework and on any national education agreement, including all school education related elements of the Education Council work plan; progress towards the delivery of those priorities and towards the achievement of nationally agreed goals and objectives, and future priorities and directions in order to achieve the nationally agreed goals and objectives. Specifically, the Schools Policy Group will have strategic oversight of and provide advice to AESOC on national curriculum, reporting; assessment and education architecture alongside planning, monitoring and reporting in relation to Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and Education Services Australia (ESA), and initial teacher education, teacher and school leadership, and professional development, quality of schooling, languages education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in schools, research opportunities pursuant to the Education Council research plan, and national funding arrangements for schooling and any associated agreements. Membership compromised of senior officers with responsibility for school education policy from all jurisdictions including ACARA, AITSL and ESA (as Observers) and the non-government sector.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    G. Ministerial Councils and Related Bodies including those Established by the COAG

  • Established By / Under


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Level 8, 50 Marcus Clarke Street
    Canberra City ACT 2601

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