All Queensland state schools are required to engage in a school review, facilitated by the Education Improvement Branch, at least every 4 years to guide school performance planning. This ensures alignment with the strategic direction established by the department and reflected in the
State Schools Improvement Strategy (PDF, 345KB), and also governed by the school performance
School reviews are an important part in each school’s planning and improvement cycle. Along with other processes, they help inform and complement the work of the school in leading continuous improvement and ensuring quality learning outcomes for children and young people in Queensland.
Reviews are connected to each school’s 4 yearly planning cycle. Reviews are generally undertaken in the final year of the cycle to inform the next strategic plan. In collaboration with staff and the school community, principals use the findings from the reviews to inform plans for the next stage of the school’s improvement journey.
The review process is informed by the
National School Improvement Tool (NSIT). The tool provides a framework for planning, implementing and measuring the success of school improvement strategies against each of the 9 domains.
School Improvement Hierarchy
The School Improvement Hierarchy is a model to guide what needs to happen next in a school's improvement journey. It incorporates the 9 domains of the National School Improvement Tool.
The hierarchy provides a common language for conversation in school communities. It acts as a lens to determine a school's current position in its improvement journey.