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Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework

Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework

The Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework is identified as a priority in the Department’s Strategic Plan for WA Public Schools 2016-2019 and Focus 2019.

The framework supports all Department of Education staff to reflect on their approaches to the education of Aboriginal students. It sets expected standards for all staff when working with Aboriginal students, their families and communities.

The framework supports staff to reflect on their behaviours, attitudes and practices and identify opportunities for improved action.

The framework is aligned with the Australian Professional Standard for Principals and Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Following a period of familiarisation with the Framework in 2016, from 2017 schools are expected to use self-assessment against the framework in school improvement planning. This practice should form part of schools’ ongoing improvement planning.  In 2018, school leaders are expected to implement the framework as a clear statement of expected practice and behaviour in schools and communities to increase Aboriginal student achievement and drive improvement planning.

The Aboriginal Education Teaching and Learning Directorate provides advice and guidance on leading implementation of the framework and targeted support to embed the framework in schools and across the Department.

A series of professional learning events will be made available through the Department's Professional Learning Information System (PLIS) and communicated via Ed-e-mail.

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