There is an increasing need to provide school services more efficiently and effectively. We need to continue developing strategic alliances and stronger
partnerships with parents, parishes, local government, business and community services
and explore options to co-locate schools with community health centres, kindergartens and activity centres.
Theme 3: Capability to Better Serve and Lead, Catholic Education Melbourne Strategic Plan 2015–2019
Patricia CowlingFormer Principal, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew
The Analysis, Policy and Research team
undertakes a broad portfolio of work that supports Catholic Education Melbourne
governance and strategic management processes including:
Team services include:
Compliance and Strategy
The Analysis, Policy & Research Team
coordinated and managed governance and compliance requirements on behalf of
Catholic Education Melbourne and the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria
Ltd (CECV) in relation to minimum standards for school registration and
administration of schools’ copyright agreements.
The team led the development and
implementation of a range of initiatives to support good corporate governance
processes for Catholic Education Melbourne and to ensure relevant and timely
data and information was reported to management to support effective decision making.
In 2015, the Analysis, Policy & Research
Team analysed and reported data and information collected by Catholic Education
Melbourne and the CECV to support organisational planning and school
improvement efforts, the provision of services to Catholic schools, and the
accountability requirements of government. The Team also undertook analyses of
data and prepared relevant reports, briefings and statistical bulletins.
The coordination and assessment of 111
requests from institutional researchers wishing to conduct research in Catholic
schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne occurred in 2015. Research conducted in
schools assists in the development and evaluation of school programs and
provides an evidence base to assist planning for improvements in student
outcomes and school effectiveness.
The coordination of policy development and
the provision to schools of access to information, advice and resources about a
range of legislative, regulatory and Canon Law requirements were ongoing
projects for the Analysis, Policy & Research Team in 2015.
The Catholic Education Melbourne and CECV
privacy policies and manuals for schools were reviewed and updated to reflect
the amendments to the Privacy
Act 1988 (Cth).
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