Mark Scott's Update


21 March 2017

All school sectors in NSW and the NSW Education Standards Authority have agreed on the transition timeline towards NAPLAN Online. »

07 March 2017

I’ve been thinking about the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day: “Be Bold for Change”. And about how perfectly that fits with, and should inspire, our work in Education. »

03 March 2017

Speech to the Australian College of Educators NSW Fellows Dinner. »


03 February 2017

Welcome back for the 2017 school year. I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing break. I'd particularly like to welcome students, their parents and staff starting in our schools for the first tim »


28 October 2016

Speech by Mark Scott, Secretary, NSW Department of Education; Getting it done – delivering education reform; NSW Education Symposium. »

19 October 2016

I am very pleased we can now let NSW public schools know the funding they will receive as part of the Resource Allocation Model for 2017, so important planning work can get underway. »


21 September 2016

There is good news today with the announcement of the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy for 2017-2020. »

14 September 2016

Occasional Address: graduation ceremony, School of Education, Western Sydney University, Parramatta campus; 13 September 2016. »

Mark Scott and students from Bidwell Public School

08 September 2016

A snapshot in photos of my first official school visit to Bidwill Public School. »

01 September 2016

It’s great to be able to join you today as Secretary of the Department of Education. »

About the Secretary

Mark Scott, Secretary, Department of Education

Mark Scott is Secretary of the Department of Education. He has worked as a teacher, in public administration and as a journalist and media executive. He is committed to public education and learning environments where every child can flourish.




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