Comprehensive Review of School Resourcing
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 128 No 2, 31 March 2023, page no. 6
In the suite of announcements arising from the Teachers’ Certified Agreement, the Department of Education agreed to conduct a Comprehensive Review of School Resourcing [CRoSR].
The CRoSR review aims to examine the arrangements for resourcing of schools to reduce the barriers preventing them from meeting the needs of 21st Century education. It has a broad scope to provide for a holistic review of the way schools are resourced and will include a review of allocative models and methodologies, direct-to-school grants, and system support resources, including teaching and non-teaching allocations.
The review provides an opportunity for a corresponding analysis of current school-based roles (teaching and non-teaching), relating to the duties of teachers, heads of program, school leaders, specialist teachers, instrumental music teachers, and the range of emerging roles in contemporary school environments. The department has formed a stakeholder reference group comprising school sector and employee professional associations and unions representing teaching and non-teaching employees. The QTU is an active partner in this work.
I have been appointed for two years as Project Officer – Review of School Resourcing, and as a principal with cross-sector experience and service in a diverse range of schools and roles, bring rich professional experience to this role. My key focus is to lead review consultation processes with integrity on behalf of the QTU, and actively engage with the members, the department, and stakeholders.
Leaning on existing QTU research and publications, over the next two years we will be maximising opportunities for statewide consultation, initially through existing QTU meetings such as principal forums and Area Council meetings, as well as professional association meetings and tailored network meetings. Consultation will include digital platforms and face-to-face opportunities where possible, engaging with a broad range of members representing diversity of employee roles, sectors, school size, context, and location.