Level 1 hub
Level 1 hubs are the main areas or groupings of content within the new NSW Department of Education website.
What are level 1 hubs?
The main purpose of the level 1 hub is to group related content in a way that makes sense to the user. The page will contain some introductory text about the hub and provide users with links to the hubs and sections below, if applicable.
For example: if a user clicks on to the 'Teaching and learning' level 1 hub from the mega menu (top navigation of all education.nsw.gov.au pages)...
...they are taken to the 'Teaching and learning' level 1 hub page shown here:
See this page type in action on education.nsw. Go to the Teaching and learning level 1 hub.
The page consists of a range of features designed to highlight important information and help users find content.
- Each hub will have a unique banner image.
- There's space for introductory text and a button for a call to action.
- To request updates to the banner email firstname.lastname@example.org (staff only).
- Here we link to the most commonly accessed pages, allowing users to quickly navigate to important information.
- The design is limited to 8 links.
- To request updates to quick links email email@example.com (staff only).
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Education.nsw level 1 hubs
After several months of research, engagement and testing activities with a range of different user groups, we have developed an information architecture that includes 8 level 1 hubs. Below is a brief summary of the main audiences and proposed content for each of the hubs.
Refer to our masterlist for the global education.nsw.gov.au IA (down to level 5) - log into google docs with your education gmail account e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
Early childhood education
Audience: educators, service providers, parents and carers
Content: Information about early childhood education including benefits, regulatory information, and resources for operating a centre or working in early childhood education.
Audience: parents and carers, service providers
Content: Everything parents and carers need to know about public schools.
Key topics include:
- information on preschool, primary and secondary schools
- finding public schools
- understanding enrolment
- accessing support and assistance.
Go to: Public schools level 1 hub
Teaching and learning
Audience: teachers, educators
Content: Information on curriculum taught in schools, Aboriginal education and communities, personalised support and professional learning and assessment
Key topics include:
- curriculum taught in schools
- Aboriginal education and communities
- educating, assessing and supporting both students and teachers.
Audience: school leaders, teachers, educators, parents and carers
Content: Advice and resources for schools to create teaching and learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, successful and productive.
Audience: staff, parents and carers, community
Content: Operational policies for school-based and non-school-based staff.
Go to: Policy library level 1 hub
Audience: parents and carers, staff, community, other government agencies
Content: Updates on what's happening at the NSW Department of Education, including media releases from the Secretary and Ministers.
Go to: New level 1 hub