School Improvement

The role of school improvement at BCE

The BCE School Improvement Process reflects our commitment to strive for excellence through continuous improvement in how we deliver quality education. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) National School Improvement Tool (NSIT) is at the heart of School Improvement at BCE.

The School Improvement process is aligned to the Strategic Plan 2021-2025 Priorities.

BCE recognises the need for our improvement processes to be ongoing and contextual, while providing differentiated support for schools. We are challenged to ensure decisions are supported by evidence to deliver the right solutions, at the right time, to where it will have the greatest effects.

Central to improvement is student outcomes. School Improvement at BCE will provide a consistent and differentiated approach.

School Improvement Reviews will be implemented system-wide and provide insights and learnings to assist BCE to develop tailored strategies and plans to support schools more effectively. The BCE School Improvement Reviews using the NSIT will enable BCE schools to:

  • see and understand their school's current performance
  • identify key improvement strategies
  • analyse the impact of school performance on student enrolment and retention
  • identify and manage key risks and challenges to school performance
  • design of evidence-based enterprise strategies to inform improvement.

School evaluation processes serve to help schools improve practices and keep them accountable for the quality of their work. The benefit for schools is a more comprehensive evaluation of targeted areas of school improvement, aligned to BCE's strategic priorities.