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Inquiry into the Department of Education's Independent Public Schools Initiative


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:25 Feb 2016
Tabling date:15 Aug 2016
Deadline for submissions:15 Apr 2016
Date Ended:15 Aug 2016
Committee:Education and Health Standing Committee (2013 - 2017)
House:Legislative Assembly
Media Statements:No Media Statements released
Important Information:Call for Submissions.pdfCall for Submissions.pdf
Terms of Reference:That the Education and Health Standing Committee inquire into and report on the Department of Education's Independent Public Schools initiative.

In particular the Committee will examine:

a) The implementation of the initiative, including support provided to schools transitioning to become Independent Public Schools and the use of Delivery and Performance Agreements.

b) The ongoing role of the Department of Education, and other agencies, supporting Independent Public Schools.

c) How Independent Public Schools are monitored through informal and formal review processes and the transparency of reviews for the school community.

d) The impact on the engagement and performance of students, in particular those with additional needs.

e) The outcomes of formal and informal reviews of Independent Public Schools.

f) The process and extent to which the Department of Education incorporates review outcomes into its management of the Independent Public Schools initiative and ensures that Independent Public Schools act on review outcomes.

g) The impact of Independent Public Schools on staffing arrangements.


Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Mr Richard Strickland (Director General, Department of Education Services) received on 20 Apr 2016
Mr Robin Clarke received on 18 Mar 2016
Mr Michael Gulberti received on 29 Mar 2016
Mr Antony Pearson received on 23 Mar 2016
Emeritus Professor Jo Barker received on 31 Mar 2016
Ms Angela Briant (General Secretary, Independent Education Union) received on 15 Apr 2016
Ms Kylie Catto (President, The Western Australian Council of State School Organisations Inc.) received on 15 Apr 2016
Ms Pat Byrne (President, State School Teachers' Union of WA Inc.) received on 15 Apr 2016
Ms Valerie Gould (Executive Director, Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia) received on 5 Apr 2016
Mr Anthony Acciano received on 1 Apr 2016
Ms Carolyn Smith (Secretary, United Voice WA Branch) received on 20 Apr 2016
Mr Kim Dullard received on 12 Apr 2016
Mr Michael Harries received on 9 Apr 2016
Mrs Karen Spiller (AHISA National Chair 2015-17) and Mr David Gee (Acting AHISA WA Branch Chair) received on 7 Apr 2016
Dr Scott Fitzgerald (Senior Lecturer, Curtin University) received on 15 Apr 2016
Mr Cliff Weeks (Director General, Department of Aboriginal Affairs) received on 21 Apr 2016
Ms Janette Gee (President, Western Australian Secondary Schools Executives Association) received on 15 Apr 2016
Mr Paul Mutton (Chair of the Roleystone Community College Board) received on 15 Apr 2016
Mr Stephen Breen (President, Western Australian Primary Principals' Association) received on 12 Apr 2016
Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Director General, Department of Education) received on 26 Apr 2016
Mr George Williams received on 6 Mar 2016
Ms Karen Murray received on 26 Feb 2016
Ms Liz Sudlow (State President, Independent Public Schools Association of Western Australia) and Ms Justine Reudavey (State Secretary, Independent Public Schools Association of Western Australia) received on 19 Apr 2016
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
16 May 201609:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Western Australia Primary Principals AssociationMr Breen (President)
16 May 201610:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Western Australian Council of State School Organisations
16 May 201612:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1State School Teachers' Union
16 May 201602:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Western Australian Secondary School Executives AssociationMs Janette Gee (President)
16 May 201603:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of Education ServicesMr Richard Strickland (Director General) and Dr Peter Wood (Assistant Director) and Mr Terry Werner
18 May 201610:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of EducationMs Sharyn O'Neill (Director General)
27 Jun 201609:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1 United Voice
27 Jun 201610:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Curtin UniversityDr Scott Fitzgerald
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Ms Patricia Byrne (President, State School Teachers' Union of WA Inc.), Mr Kristofer Doherty (Organiser, State School Teachers' Union of WA Inc.), Mr Kim Dullard (School Leader's Organiser, State School Teachers' Union of WA Inc.) and Mr David Lee (School Leaders' Project Consultant, State School Teachers' Union of WA Inc.) on 16 May 2016
Evidence by.. Mrs Janette Gee (President, Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association), Mrs Karena Shearing (Associate Principal, Churchlands Senior High School), Mrs Mary Griffiths (Principal, Armadale Senior High School), Mr Mark Gillett (Principal, Department of Education) and Mr Abe Kassab (Teacher, School of Special Educational Needs: Disability) on 16 May 2016
Evidence by.. Ms Kylie Catto (President, Western Australian Council of State School Organisations Inc.) on 16 May 2016
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Strickland (Director General, Department of Education Services), Dr Peter Wood (Assistant Director, Department of Education Services) and Mr Terry Werner (Director, High Education and Legislative Review, Department of Education Services) on 16 May 2016
Evidence by.. Mr Stephen Breen (President, Western Australian Primary Principals' Association) on 16 May 2016
Evidence by.. Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Director General, Department of Education), Mr Lindsay Hale (Executive Director, Statewide Services, Department of Education), Mr Cliff Gillam (Executive Director, Workforce, Department of Education), Mr David Price (Director, School Improvement and Support Unit, Department of Education) and Mr Peter Titmanis (Executive Director, Innovation, Performance and Research, Department of Education) on 18 May 2016
Evidence by.. Ms Carolyn Smith (Secretary, United Voice), Mrs Philippa Clarke (Research Officer, United Voice), Mrs Debbie Baker (Head Cleaner, Warwick Senior High School), Mrs Terrie Sumner (Education Assistant, 2.4 Mainstream, Department of Education) and Mrs Naomie Treloar (Education Assistant, Department of Education) on 27 Jun 2016
Evidence by.. Dr Scott Fitzgerald (Researcher, Curtin University) on 27 Jun 2016