The Annual Report is a legislative obligation that provides a valuable opportunity for the school community to celebrate achievements, reflect on the school’s performance, and understand where and how improvement efforts have enhanced student achievement, engagement and well-being. As you know this is key to building community pride and confidence in the government school system.
Each year Performance Division quality assures at least 25% of Annual Reports after they are sub-mitted by schools to ensure they meet the requirements of relevant legislation, Ministerial Or-ders, and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).
This year we have made a number of enhancements to the quality assurance process to stream-line the experience for schools and clarify the guidance that is provided. Specifically, these im-provements include:
• The development of a Quality Assurance tab in the Annual Report module in SPOT so that principals, SEILs and Performance Division can quickly and easily see Quality Assurance sta-tus and communicate regarding the process
• The development of an additional guidance section on the Annual Report PAL pages that provides an overview of the quality assurance process for schools seeking more detailed information.
We hope that these improvements will continue to streamline the experience for schools in suc-cessfully completing their Annual Reports.