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Thursday, 10 Mar 2016

BOSTES President welcomes the BOSTES review

President of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) Tom Alegounarias today welcomed the review into the BOSTES, announced by Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli, recognising it as a significant opportunity to deliver the best outcomes for students, teachers and parents across NSW.

“This review will provide the chance to open up the processes and functions of the BOSTES to independent scrutiny,” Mr Alegounaris said.

“BOSTES is responsible for curriculum, student assessment, and teacher quality, which has a direct impact on more than a million students and 100,000 teachers across NSW.

“BOSTES has a proud record of writing, delivering and administering the HSC to more than 75,000 students each year. It is responsible for the registration and accreditation of all NSW teachers, as well as approving NSW initial teacher education courses.

“While these functions are the BOSTES’s day-to-day responsibilities, every organisation should seize the chance to learn from the advice of experts to determine if there are better ways to deliver core functions.

“Over recent years, NSW Government initiatives have put the state at the forefront of assuring the quality of learning for all students. It is imperative that all aspects of the NSW educational infrastructure are able to sustain these authentic improvements.

“A vibrant and fresh BOSTES is in the interests of the children, parents and teachers of NSW,” he said.

Mr Alegounarias urged all stakeholders to participate in the review, and provide submissions regarding the current and potential functions of the BOSTES.

“We look forward to seeing what the people of NSW, including our educational stakeholders, think of BOSTES processes and how we could improve educational delivery,” he said.

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