The NSW Department of Education’s Quality Time program aims to simplify, modernise and reduce administrative processes and practices so teachers, principals and school-based non-teaching staff can focus on the work that matters most – teaching, leading and supporting learning.
While many tasks essential to teaching and learning have an administrative component, and many administrative tasks are vital in supporting student participation in the classroom.
The Minister for Education set a 20 per cent reduction in time spent on non-essential administrative tasks by the end of 2022. We have now met this target, however, we will continue to look for opportunities to simplify and improve administrative practices in schools.
The Quality Time mid-year update shares progress since the September 2021 Quality Time Action Plan, including action in response to the extensive feedback staff provided in 2021.