Supporting the Education State

In 2015 the Government announced the statewide Education State: Schools reform agenda, underpinned by $747 million in extra funds over four years to deliver great schools for every community and great teachers in every classroom.

​​​​​​​​​​Bastow, as a professional learning institute of the Department, is playing a key role in implementing this agenda by taking a strategic approach to supporting, building and expanding the capacity and capability of leaders, as well as identifying, encouraging and inspiring leadership potential in others.

School leaders provide the conditions for quality teaching and learning to take place in schools. Effective leaders set a clear vision for their school and high expectations and goals for their students; they actively engage with their community and participate in ongoing professional learning and encourage and enable all teaching staff to do the same.

This link between strong leadership and quality teaching practice is clearly reflected in the Victorian Education State agenda and is the central priority area in the new Framework for Improving Student Outcomes, which ultimately aims to build a system that improves outcomes for every student.

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​Bastow program and course alignment with​ the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes.
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about the courses, programs and intiatives. 

Bastow’s suite of professional learning is designed to directly support and implement the Education State agenda. The programs and courses meet our objectives to build and expand the capacity and capability of existing leaders and ensure a supply of high-quality leaders for the future.

Our professional learning is also about building practice excellence by bringing teachers and principals together to exchange knowledge, collaborate and develop local and system networks, and by encouraging high performing teachers and principals to work with and support their colleagues in other schools.​