The membership of the inaugural board of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) has been announced by Education Minister Liz Constable.
The board includes world renowned education expert UWA Professor David Andrich; former public school principal and Aboriginal education specialist Lucina Cross; former Catholic school principal and Curtin University director Margaret Herley; vocational education and training expert Dr Ruth Shean; early childhood and primary education specialist Professor Christine Ure; and Dr Bruce Matthews, who is a former independent school principal with extensive experience working in education in rural areas.
'The board members will work together as Western Australia’s peak education standards authority, making sure our students receive the best possible education at WA schools,' the Minister said.
'They will manage the implementation of agreed arrangements between the State and Commonwealth in relation to the national curriculum.'
Dr Constable said a key task for the board would be to oversee development of an outline for curriculum and assessment in schools that would replace the Curriculum Framework covering schooling from kindergarten to Year 10.