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Annual Report to the School Community

Policy

This policy sets out the requirement for schools to develop an Annual Report to the School Community.

Summary

  • It is a legislative requirement that all Victorian government schools prepare an Annual Report to the School Community (Annual Report) by 30 April each year, for publication on the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority State Register.
  • The Annual Report must be completed and attested to by the principal and school council president in the Strategic Planning Online Tool (SPOT)External Link , following endorsement by the school council.

Details

The Annual Report to the School Community (Annual Report) provides principals and school councils with an opportunity to share the year’s achievements and progress with the school community. This includes reflecting on the school’s performance and explaining the positive impact of school improvement efforts on student outcomes.

The preparation and publication of an Annual Report is a legislative and regulatory requirement for all schools under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic)External Link , Ministerial Order 1280External Link and the National Education Agreement 2008External Link . It reflects the Department of Education's commitment to building pride and confidence in our government schools and highlights the importance of transparent communication about school performance with our school communities.

Annual Reports are presented to the school community via a public meeting of the school council, and are published on the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) State RegisterExternal Link .

The Guidance tab sets out details and advice for completing the Annual Report. It contains the following chapters:

Relevant legislation

Department policy on the requirement for schools to develop an Annual Report to the school community

Reviewed 29 June 2022

Policy last updated

28 February 2022

Scope

  • Schools
  • School councils

Contact

Improvement Support Unit Performance Division

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