Best Start Year 7 - Strengthening practice in continuing schools


This five hour face-to-face workshop builds upon learning from the Best Start Year 7 Access, Analyse, Action professional learning held in Term 1, 2019. It develops the capacity of Best Start Year 7 teams from continuing schools to implement effective teaching and learning practices in response to identified literacy and numeracy priorities. It provides support following the administration of the assessment and the preliminary review of feedback in Scout and PLAN2.

Who should participate?

Year 7 teachers and school leaders of schools who participated in Best Start Year 7 in 2019. A maximum of two staff members may attend. The equivalent of one day casual relief funding for each staff member attending will be provided.

Additional places may become available. Schools will need to cover the costs of casual relief for any additional participants.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face (one day).

Assumed knowledge

  • Best Start Year 7 eLearning 2 - Accessing and analysing assessment feedback
  • Best Start Year 7 Access, Analyse, Action


Participants will use their Best Start Year 7 analysis to determine student literacy and numeracy needs and plan targeted teaching and learning experiences and activities.School teams will explore teaching strategies aligned to skills assessed in Best Start Year 7 and engage with the sprint model for focused teacher and student learning.

Completing this course will help you to:

  • analyse school Best Start Year 7 feedback
  • identify school trends, student needs and teaching priorities
  • develop a plan of action to respond to the school's Best Start Year 7 feedback
  • support teachers in all learning areas to implement targeted teaching strategies for literacy and numeracy improvement
  • use the PLAN2 Areas of Focus feature to support targeted teaching

Registrations for 'Best Start Year 7 Strengthening Practice in continuing schools' will open early Term 1, 2020 (via MyPL).

Dates and locations

Metropolitan North

Location Date
Seven Hills - Lily's Function Centre (BYOD) 12 March
Terrey Hills - Miramare Gardens (BYOD) 16 March
Rooty Hill RSL (BYOD) 27 March

Metropolitan South

Location Date
Wolli Creek - Mercure Sydney Airport (BYOD) 18 March

Regional North

Location Date
East Maitland - Easts Golf Club (BYOD) 13 March
Newcastle - Noah's on the Beach 19 March
West Gosford - The Entertainment Grounds 24 March

Regional South

Location Date
Campbelltown Catholic Club (BYOD) 12 March
Vincentia High School (BYOD) 19 March
Wollongong - Novotel North Beach (BYOD) 23 March

Rural North

Location Date
Walgett Community College High School (BYOD) 12 March
Moree Education Office (BYOD) 17 March
Goonellabah - Invercauld House (BYOD) 18 March
Port Macquarie - Sails Resort (BYOD) 19 March
Armidale Education Office (BYOD) 20 March
Tamworth - Wests Diggers (BYOD) 20 March

Rural South and West

Location Date
Albury Education Office (BYOD) 12 March
Narrandera High School (BYOD) 16 March
Balranald Central School (BYOD) 18 March
Dubbo - Bangamalanha Centre Arthur Street Campus (BYOD) 19 March
Monaro High School (BYOD) 20 March
Canobolas Rural Technology High School (BYOD) 24 March
Broken Hill Education Office (BYOD) 25 March
Yass High School (BYOD) 25 March


Best Start Year 7 team:

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