National Report on Schooling in Australia 2010

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

7.5 Leadership, quality teaching and workforce development

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010–2014 states the following: 

It is important that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are taught by high quality teachers in schools led by effective and supportive principals who are assisted by a world-class curriculum that incorporates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. Building a well-qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educator workforce is an important way of potentially reducing the impact of high teacher turnover in school communities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Educational leadership by principals that acknowledges and embraces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership is also central to establishing and maintaining cultures of learning that are inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their families and enables and celebrates student achievement.¹
There are no national level data for performance indicators under this domain. It is expected that State and Territory information under this domain will be reported in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010–2014 Annual Report from 2011.


¹ MCEECDYA, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010–2014, p. 22