In a recent statement, the Queensland Government has announced its plans to make several changes to the education sector across the state. The intended changes were discussed at the Education Accord Summit, a meeting recently held in Brisbane.
One of the purposes of the meeting is to create a 30-year action plan for schools in the area, determining now what the future of Queensland education will be.
The news comes as part of a series of latest releases from the government regarding plans to alter the current education system in the state.
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek stated that the discussions will help to create a "long-term plan for educational improvement", and described how "key people" from the education sector will help create this document. Representatives from the Catholic, independent and state education sectors will be present.
Mr Langbroek went on to describe how the changes are set to create a shared "common goal of a high-quality education system" for all children in the state.
A number of leading educational professionals from across the sector will be delivering keynote speeches. The meeting has been arranged following a period of public consultation, which began in May.
Roughly 600 responses were accumulated from seven questions, considering a range of educational issues. Topics included how to provide excellent educational offering in remote locations, as well as other key areas including transition and engagement, to offer the best schooling possible.
The priorities have been analysed on both a local and statewide basis.
Rachael Wynberg, Cairns School of Distance Education P&C President reinforced the need for "quality education" which takes "a holistic approach" for nurturing passion and talent in all children.
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