Supporting the independent education community

More testing and assessments

There’s been a proliferation of testing and assessment regimes. Principals came together to discuss this burgeoning problem.

The Term 2 Principals Sub Branch meeting was held at the Union's Parramatta office on 4 May, with a focus on issues such as the increasing compliance demands on principals and staff and associated workload and wellbeing concerns. 


Specific issues raised by principal members included the proliferation of testing and assessment regimes and the pressures associated with the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on students with disabilities or other needs.


A warm welcome to Principals Sub Branch was extended to Wollongong Diocese secondary Principal Wayne Marshall at his first meeting, with appreciation being expressed to Don Spencer for his many years of service as IEU Principals' Rep in the Wollongong Diocese.  


Further 2019 Principals Sub Branch meetings will be held on 3 August and 2 November at the IEU's Parramatta office.