Mark Scott's Update

02 August 2017

I Learn, We Learn

This year's Education Week theme, I Learn, We Learn, reflects our commitment to high expectations and our focus on continuous improvement so that every child, every teacher, and every school will improve every year.

Students are at the heart of learning in NSW public schools and they are at the centre of every decision we make in education. We want every child's individual potential to be identified and developed by quality teaching in a supportive and safe learning environment.

Great learning and teaching occurs in classrooms in public schools every day. Our evidence-based approach to quality teaching ensures our public schools are meeting the diverse needs and strengths of each individual student.

The NSW public education system is massive in scale with nearly 800,000 students in 2,200 schools. The 86,000 teachers and support staff all work together to help deliver one of the world's great education systems.

Our schools work in partnership with parents, carers and community members, creating engaged and inclusive school communities across the state.

There is a lot to celebrate in Education Week as we highlight the achievements of public education and the great work of our students, educators and the communities that support them.

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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