Northern Institute Policy Briefing sessions - A Share in the Future – Indigenous Education Strategy 2015 Review

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Presenter:  Tony Considine - General Manager, Indigenous Education Review Implementation Senior Management Team, Department of Education, Northern Territory Government

Date: Feb 16, 2016

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Contact person:  Katrina Britnell
T: +61 8 8946 6838

Location:  Charles Darwin University (Casuarina Campus), Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48

Target audience:  Free Event – Open to the Public – All Welcome

Abstract: The Northern Territory Government has endorsed a ten year strategy, A Share in the Future – Indigenous Education Strategy 2015-2024 in response to the recommendations from the Indigenous Education Review. The main objective of the strategy is to ensure that Indigenous students in the Northern Territory are both confident and successful in their education journeys and have real career choices and options, both within and beyond their communities. This  presentation will provide an outline of the background data, the current actions being implemented in the first three years and some insights into the progress so far.  

About Tony Considine: Tony was appointed to the position of General Manager, Indigenous Education Review Implementation in June 2014. Tony has worked in education for 31 years beginning  his career in Queensland in a range of schools including 10 years in remote schools in Cape York and the Torres Strait. Tony has been in the Northern Territory for the last 10 years, commencing as the Principal of Taminmin College and in senior office based positions including Director VET in Schools and General Manager Participation Pathways and Engagement. He strongly believes that schools must be client focused and develop pathways that enable students to make the transition to further education, training and quality employment. Tony attained High Achiever Principal Status in Queensland and received national recognition by leading Thursday Island State High School to win The Australian Newspapers Australia’s Best School competition and was named in Bulletin Magazine as one of the top ten educators in the 2005 Australia’s Smart 100. Tony has presented to Principals and Education leaders in Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory on improving school performance. He has represented the Northern Territory on a number of national education groups. He holds a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) and is a graduate of the Strategic Leaders program.