Review of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES)

10 March 2016 - Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has commissioned a review of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

An expert panel will carry out the review before reporting back to the Minister by July 2016.

"Over the past five years, evidence-based reform in NSW has laid the foundation for a high-performing education system which will improve student results," Mr Piccoli said.

"From this strong base and with the NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) now fully integrated with the Board of Studies, it is timely to ensure the State's educational architecture complements these reforms to drive continued improvements.

"BOSTES is an important and successful educational institution in NSW and is responsible for school curriculum, assessment, and teaching and regulatory standards in NSW schools."

The members of the Review Panel are:

  • Bill Louden AM (Chair), Emeritus Professor of Education at The University of WesternAustralia, formerly Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor at The University of Western Australia.
  • Lisa Paul AO PSM, former Secretary of the Australian Department of Education andTraining.
  • Dr Phil Lambert PSM, former General Manager, Curriculum ACARA and Regional Director,Sydney NSW Department of Education.

The Review Panel is expected to consult widely with BOSTES, the NSW schooling sector and other interested parties, including employers, business, industry and higher education providers.

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