The Country Education Partnership has consistently worked with a diverse range of rural P-12 education settings across Victoria. This work has focused on supporting Principals, education leaders, and staff with professional development and school-community growth.

P-12 education settings provide a cohesive and cumulative approach to teaching, learning and assessment, including:

  • Better preparation for learning in the early years
  • Consistency, leading to strengthened learning in the middle years of schooling
  • Stability, building Year 10 as a transition to the senior phase of learning
  • Consolidation for senior students to achieve their very best at VCE level

In 2006, the CEP co-ordinated a body of research that examined the influence of P-12 learning structures on curriculum and student-learning outcomes, as well as the development of organisational and school-community partnerships.

A report from the research was released in February 2007, from which the CEP has worked in collaboration with schools to achieve broad goals for educational excellence and equity.

See report: P-12 Education Report

The CEP has facilitated:

  • A Victorian P-12 Education Network.
  • The development of education leaders within P-12 education settings.
  • Forums and workshops specifically targeting a breadth of topics and focus-areas unique to P-12 education settings.

In 2018, and after a period of hiatus, the CEP re-established the Victorian P-12 Education Network in conjunction with a number of education leaders working in P-12 schools.

The Network provides valuable means for education leaders and teaching staff to access forums, workshops and professional development opportunities.

Further information on activities and professional development opportunities specific to P-12 Education Settings can be found through our Rural Learning Hub.