The quality of teaching is the most significant in-school factor affecting student outcomes. There is strong evidence that better appraisal and feedback leading to targeted development can improve teacher performance
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has developed the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework [PDF] to strengthen a performance and development culture in all schools that focuses on improving teaching and, through this, improving student learning. The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers are referenced extensively throughout the Framework.
Materials are available from the AITSL Newsroom to support this initiative.
Some implementation support has been provided to Independent schools through the Rewards for Great Teachers Funding Agreement between Independent Schools Victoria and the Australian Government.