The historic Education Accord will ensure students are given the best possible education…

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier Campbell Newman

Premier of Queensland

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As we head towards the school holidays it’s timely to mention the landmark work the government is doing to map out a new 30-year vision for school education.

All Queenslanders are invited to have their say and contribute ideas towards the state’s first Education Accord, which will shape the future of our education system.

Queensland’s historic Education Accord builds on the community’s aspirations in The Queensland Plan and will determine the priorities for our schools.

It will ensure present and future students are given the best possible education and job opportunities. It will be developed collaboratively with parents, schools, unions and representatives from all areas of the education sector.

This Accord builds on the already strong progress we have made in education, including our Great Teachers = Great Results initiative to improve teaching and Great Results Guarantee which is aimed at lifting student outcomes in literacy and numeracy.

We have also put hundreds of millions of dollars into improving school maintenance. We are revitalising frontline services as we promised at the election and our most important asset, our children, are benefiting  now and for years to come.

This is an important and exciting initiative and I encourage you to get involved. The Education Accord is a part of our commitment to develop a strong plan for a brighter future for all Queensland students.

The consultation will focus on seven key questions and a parent, principal and teacher from every Queensland electorate will participate in a day-long summit in September. The accord will set out our shared vision that sets clear priorities for the future.

To have your say contact your local member of parliament over the coming months or share your thoughts through the online questionnaire found at: