Secondary School Review

NT Government

5 December 2022

The Department of Education has engaged external consultant Deloitte Access Economics, in partnership with the Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University, to undertake a review of secondary education in the Northern Territory.

The review will consider current secondary education delivery for all students across the Northern Territory and identify options to improve student engagement and outcomes.

A final report will be provided in May 2023, with findings and an approach to implementation shared publicly following consideration by government.

Stakeholders will be consulted as part of the review, including students, parents, communities, schools, teachers, Aboriginal controlled community organisations, experts and peak bodies.

A Principal Reference Group and Expert Reference Group will also be established to inform findings and recommendations from the review.

Quotes from Minister for Education Eva Lawler

“We want to ensure all Territory students have access to the best education available.

“The delivery of secondary education in the Territory is so diverse from our large high schools in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area to our remote and very remote schools with small numbers of secondary students.

“That’s why it is important to periodically review school resourcing arrangements to ensure that funding is equitable, needs-based and sufficient, and to identify any opportunities to strengthen education delivery to students.”

Northern Territory Government

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