National Quality Standard
The National Quality Standard sets a national benchmark for the quality of education and care services. Services covered under the National Quality Framework are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard.
The National Quality Standard aims to promote:
- safety, health and wellbeing of children
- a focus on achieving outcomes for children through high-quality educational programs
- greater understanding by services and families about what distinguishes a quality service.
The National Quality Standard comprises of 7 quality areas, these areas consist of forty elements organised into fifteen standards. The standards are high level outcome statements. Under each standard sit elements that describe the outcomes that contribute to the standard being achieved.
At Ocean Reef Primary School, the standards are reviewed annually by the staff.
Quality areas, standards and elements
|QUALITY AREA 1 –Educational program and practice
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|QUALITY AREA – Children’s health and safety||MEETING THE STANDARD|
|QUALITY AREA 3 – Physical environment||MEETING THE STANDARD|
|QUALITY AREA 4 – Staffing arrangements||MEETING THE STANDARD|
|QUALITY AREA 5 – Relationships with children||MEETING THE STANDARD|
|QUALITY AREA 6 – Collaborative partnership
with families and communities
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|QUALITY AREA 7 – Governance and Leadership||MEETING THE STANDARD|