Indigenous Education Strategy

The Indigenous Education Strategy was developed in response to recommendations from the A Share in the Future Review of Indigenous Education in the Northern Territory (NT). 

Indigenous Education Strategy 2015-2024 (1.0 mb).

Read more about the Indigenous Education Review.

Implementation plan 2015 to 2017

The Indigenous Education Strategy has been designed in three stages, with the first stage of implementation from 2015 to 2017.

The strategy comprises five elements: 

  • foundations - Indigenous children entering primary schooling have the skills and attributes they need to succeed in their education
  • essentials - Indigenous students achieve age benchmarks in literacy and numeracy in their primary years of schooling and plan for their secondary education with confidence
  • pathways - Indigenous students complete schooling well equipped to take up employment, training and higher education opportunities
  • engagement - Indigenous children at all stages of schooling attend school regularly and
    are supported in their education by their families and community
  • workforce - Indigenous student outcomes are improved through a consistent system-wide approach to providing highly skilled and motivated educators and leaders.

Evaluation

An independent evaluation is being conducted by Acil Allen Consulting in partnership with the Batchelor Institute. 

The evaluation will inform the next stage of implementation from 2018 to 2020.

Implementation support

The Indigenous Education Review Implementation team is overseeing the implementation of the strategy.

To ensure effective targeting of funding the NT government has worked with the Australian Government to align the Stronger Futures National Partnership Agreement with the key actions in the first three years of the strategy’s implementation.

Newsletters

Newsletters provide regular updates on progress of the implementation of the strategy:

Contact

You can contact the Indigenous Education Strategy Implementation team by calling (08) 8944 9365 and by emailing ieri.decs@nt.gov.au or ierenews@doe@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 21 October 2016