Vision and priorities

Our vision is to see a highly skilled, educated, vibrant and inclusive NSW where all students are achieving their potential

Vision

A highly skilled, educated, vibrant and inclusive NSW where all students are achieving their potential and contributing as informed citizens to our society.

Aboriginal people are determining their own futures.

Our outcomes

All children receive high-quality early childhood education to give them a great start in life and at school.

All primary and secondary students receive the teaching and support they need to learn, achieve and progress.

Aboriginal people have improved social, cultural and economic outcomes.

Our priorities

We have high expectations for all and focus on closing gaps in achievement in areas of disadvantage. The NSW Premier’s priorities for the state are to grow the economy, deliver infrastructure, protect the vulnerable, as well as improve health, education and public services across NSW. Included in these is an 8 per cent increase in the proportion of students in the top two National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) bands for reading and numeracy. The state priorities also include a 30 per cent increase in the proportion of Aboriginal students in the top two NAPLAN bands for reading and numeracy.

Quality teaching and leadership are essential to the success of our students as well as improving the literacy and numeracy skills of children in our schools. We develop our teachers and leaders and increase their capacity to deliver these outcomes.

Aboriginal Affairs builds Aboriginal community capacity for self-determination, strengthens cultural identity and healing, promotes economic prosperity, and gives voice to the priorities and aspirations of Aboriginal communities within government.

We improve customer satisfaction with our services and find new and better ways of doing business. We innovate and respond to the changing needs of the people of NSW. We develop our staff and support them in delivering excellence. We form strong partnerships with parents and families, industry and community groups, education, training and other providers. We are open and accountable both in our day-to-day business and in delivering our strategic objectives.

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