The South Australian Government has released a new performance development and management policy aimed at ensuring high standards in teaching.


The policy forms a suite of measures aimed at lifting the status of the teaching profession and attracting and retaining high performers in South Australian public schools.


It includes new guidelines aimed at cultivating a culture of performance development in schools while making it easier for principals to address any concerns with underperforming staff.


“Everyone agrees that we must strive for the highest standards of teaching – both to ensure students are receiving the best possible education and to raise the esteem of our teaching workforce,” State Education Minister Jay Weatherhill said.


“This new policy is about developing and managing performance by providing better planning for teacher development and more feedback to teachers as well as more effectively addressing concerns about performance.”