- Familiarise staff with the new syllabus by prioritising professional learning from the department’s syllabus-specific Professional learning – Curriculum K-12 and NESA Online Learning hub
- Work with the leadership team to lead staff in their understanding of the evidence underpinning the new syllabus (see the research toolkits).
- Create opportunities for networking with other principals and schools (see Curriculum Reform Communities).
Curriculum implementation journey – principal
Guidance for principals implementing a new syllabus. Suggested activities, reflective questions, and useful resources can be used flexibly across a range of schools for each phase of curriculum implementation.
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In the engage phase, you:
- lead and support staff to explore aspects of the new syllabus
- identify and plan for changes required for effective curriculum implementation.
- To what extent do teachers and middle leaders have a deep understanding of the syllabus and the evidence underpinning the new syllabus?
- What resources do staff need to commence syllabus implementation to meet curriculum planning and programming, assessing, and reporting requirements?
- To what extent does the implementation plan allocate time for reflection and evaluation?
In the enact phase, you:
- lead and support staff to teach, assess and report using the new syllabus
- evaluate to refine practices and systems.
- How will I lead and support staff to plan effective learning experiences for the full range of students?
- To what extent are parents and the school community aware of the changes to the curriculum?
- How effective are the processes in place to support changes to assessing and reporting?
- How effective are the processes and structures in place to evaluate the implementation of new curriculum?
In the embed phase, you strengthen and scale to ensure sustainable practices and systems.
- What has been the impact of curriculum change on student learning?
- How has the implementation of the new syllabus led to improvements in teaching practice?
- How are staff engaging with others to continually build their capability?
- What are the enablers and barriers to future curriculum implementation?