Mark Scott's Update


21 July 2017

Speech: Delivering on the promise of potential; World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Biennial Conference, University of New South Wales. »

19 July 2017

We’re looking at the implications that advances in technology will have for education so we can plan and prepare for the future. »


03 May 2017

One of the great challenges for leaders of the department is to deliver on the operational needs of our schools today, while undertaking the necessary planning for tomorrow. »


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. »

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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