Syllabus information for school leaders
An overview of the pedagogical changes and whole school considerations to support school leaders’ understanding of what has changed for each new syllabus.
Further syllabus information will be developed as syllabuses are released.
Purpose of resource
The resources on the ‘Syllabus information for school leaders’ webpage provide an overview of the pedagogical changes and whole school considerations for each new syllabus, so school leaders can gain a high-level understanding of changes to teaching and learning practices and school resourcing.
The audience for this resource is school principals, executive teams and school staff. Directors, Educational Leadership (DELs) can also use the resource to support effective curriculum implementation in their schools.
When and how to use
Curriculum implementation is core and ongoing business in schools and effective curriculum implementation drives student growth and attainment, and school improvement.
New syllabuses provide schools with a unique opportunity to re-focus and place curriculum at the heart of school planning. This resource can be used by schools to align professional learning, whole school considerations, resources, and teaching and learning programs to syllabus changes. Reflection questions have been included to highlight the discussions schools may undertake as they engage with a new syllabus.
This resource was developed by Curriculum and Reform. The research base used was NESA’s NSW Curriculum.
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Alignment to system priorities and/or needs – NSW Curriculum Reform
Alignment to School Excellence Framework
Learning domain – Curriculum, Assessment. Leading domain – Educational Leadership, School Planning Implementation and Reporting.
Alignment with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers – 2.1, 2.3, 7.2.
Consulted with – Curriculum and Reform CEYPL and CSL teams.
Reviewed by – CEYPL Director and CSL Director
Created/last updated – 8 February 2023
To be reviewed – February, 2024
Syllabus implementation advice K–6 for 2023
Advice on planning for 2023 class structures when engaging with two syllabuses within a single key learning area.