THE PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL VOICE OF QUEENSLAND’S TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS IN STATE SCHOOLS AND TAFE FOR MORE THAN 130 YEARS.

Report on the newly developed P-12 Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework [P-12 CARF]

The Department of Education (DoE) has completed its review and updating of the P-12 CARF. To enable schools to review the new requirements, the new P-12 CARF was made available to schools from Term 3, with implementation to commence from 2022.

The QTU and DoE agreed in September 2020 that workload reduction negotiations would include a range of matters to be considered when developing the new P-12 CARF. The reduction in workload in the new P-12 CARF is apparent in a range of areas, including planning, differentiation, ICPs and reporting.

The new P-12 CARF reflects the majority of what was agreed in the joint DoE/QTU workload review agreement. For example, it includes clear statements about systematic curriculum delivery, homework, marking guides, planning expectations and ICPs. It is less clear on the specifics to do with refining models of inclusion -  although this is implicit in the differentiated teaching section – and also lacks clear guidelines on how to support individual teachers in planning and resourcing for inclusion. This remains a tension point that the QTU will need to continue to work on with members, via workload campaigns and local action.

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