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Teaching & Learning Audit

Education Queensland Teaching & Learning Audit

In 2010, the Queensland Government introduced comprehensive audit requirements for state schools in the area of teaching and learning. During 2010, all Queensland state schools were audited against eight domains contained in the Audit Instrument.

The Audit Instrument was developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) under contract to the Department of Education and Training using international research. It is informed by Education Queensland's Roadmap for curriculum, teaching, assessment and reporting and is based on the findings and recommendations from the 2009 report by Professor Geoff Masters, "A Shared Challenge: Improving Literacy, Numeracy and Science Learning in Queensland Primary Schools". 1.3M

In 2011, the department is continuing to audit Queensland state schools in line with each school's Quadrennial School Review, the term after a new permanent principal is appointed or at the request of the principal. Schools will not be audited more than once in any 12 month period and new or re-opened schools are audited late in their second year of operation.

Camp Hill’s Audit Results

The auditors asked me to share with the school community their admiration for our school focus in all teaching and learning areas, in particular with our school commitment to every child achieving every day.

The auditors conducted a deep analysis of all school practices and identified that we had most of the indicators in the highest level – Outstanding – in all eight areas assessed.

The 2011 Audit findings were:

An explicit improvement agenda – Outstanding

Analysis and discussion of data – High (with most indicators in Outstanding)

A culture that promotes learning – High (with most indicators in Outstanding)

Targeted use of school resources – High (with most indicators in Outstanding)

An expert teaching team – High (with most indicators in Outstanding)

Systematic curriculum delivery – High (with most indicators in Outstanding)

Differentiated classroom learning – High (with most indicators in Outstanding)

Effective teaching practices – High (with most indicators in Outstanding)

The Audit findings celebrate our exceptional school, which has a clear commitment to supporting ALL students in becoming achievement motivated with high learning confidence. I must publicly recognise the outstanding practices of all our staff – every member of our team is dedicated to providing exemplary support to our school.


Deborah Driver