The Priorities Goal

The use of a common priorities goal will continue in 2023, where all schools will plan for and deliver the 2023 Priorities Goal and KIS in their AIPs in the way that best meets the needs of their communities.

The 2023 Priorities Goal

In 2023 schools will continue to focus on student learning – with an increased focus on numeracy – and wellbeing through the 2023 Priorities Goal, a learning Key Improvement Strategy (KIS) and a wellbeing KIS.

The 2 priority KIS for 2023 are:

  • Learning – support both those who need scaffolding and those who have thrived to continue to extend their learning, especially in numeracy.
  • Wellbeing – effectively mobilise available resources to support students' wellbeing and mental health, especially the most vulnerable.

In planning for implementation of the 2023 Priorities Goal, schools are best placed to know how to prioritise learning and wellbeing in their community. Schools should consider the following:

  • Schools should plan the Actions, Outcomes, Success Indicators and Activities within each priority area in response to their local context .
  • School planning is most effective when it is sharp and narrow in its focus. Schools are encouraged to select a small number (2 to 3) of actions to develop each priority KIS .
  • Schools can select from their 4-year School Strategic Plan KIS for focus in 2022 as required but should note that maintaining a sharp and narrow focus will require adapting or pausing some or all business-as-usual improvement strategies.

Setting targets for the Priorities Goal in 2023 may require an adjusted approach

Setting 12-month targets ensures that the school community understands the expected improvements in student outcomes for the year and helps schools monitor progress towards identified goals. The significant disruptions over the past 3 years will result in a greater use of practice and survey data, in addition to the FISO measures, for setting and monitoring 12-month targets.

When preparing their 2023 AIP, schools should collate data from a variety of sources to identify a learning and wellbeing focus and create appropriate 12-month targets using the FISO 2.0 system measures. Schools are encouraged to focus particularly on numeracy, if appropriate, in their learning targets. In order to account for annual fluctuations in datasets such as AToSS and SSS, schools are encouraged to use the 3-year average as their benchmark when developing targets.

Includes information on the use of a common priorities goal

Reviewed 04 October 2022

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