Western Australia has signed up to receive $8.05 million to participate in the Australian Government’s Independent Public Schools initiative.
Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, welcomed the commitment from Western Australian Minister for Education, the Hon Peter Collier MLC, to giving principals, teachers and the wider school community greater responsibility and autonomy.
Mr Pyne said the Independent Public Schools initiative will directly benefit school principals, leadership teams and school communities.
“This important part of the Government’s Students First approach will allow Western Australian government schools to better meet the needs of their students and communities,” Mr Pyne said.
“With this announcement of WA’s participation, selected government schools in every state and territory across the nation will now benefit from the Independent Public Schools initiative.”