Our Approach to School Improvement

What is Our Approach to School Improvement? 

Our Approach to School Improvement (OATSI) is our framework to drive school improvement. It does this by focussing on the quality of learning, teaching and leading in a school.  It includes guidance and supporting materials.  

Our Approach to School Improvement provides schools with: 

  • a shared understanding of what school improvement looks like in Tasmanian Government Schools 
  • a shared language  
  • clear expectations 
  • roles and responsibilities.   

All schools need to focus on school improvement as that is how student learning outcomes improve. School improvement is critical to delivering our 2022-2024 Strategic Plan

Our Approach to School Improvement Model 

The model below shows the interconnected elements of Our Approach to School Improvement.  

Our Approach to School Improvement

The model shows that:  

  • leaners are at the centre of school improvement 
  • schools use Learning, Teaching and Leading to drive school improvement 
  • schools use the National School Improvement Tool and the Department of Education Strategic Plan to guide how they will improve their school. Schools document this approach in their school improvement plan 
  • schools use collaborative inquiry to determine what they need to do to improve learner outcomes. 

Resources to support Our Approach to School Improvement are being developed on an ongoing basis. These are available to staff via the department’s intranet.