NT COGSO/DoE Monthly Meetings

NT COGSO meets with the Chief Executive (CE) of the Department of Education (DoE) Karen Weston each month to raise concerns, request information on behalf of School Representative Bodies and to receive briefings from the CE. We are required to provide at least two (2) weeks’ notice of agenda items.

Karen Weston - Chief Executive of the Department of Education

Meeting Agendas

2022

11 November
  • Method of working together
  • Naming of Northern Territory Government Schools and Places in Schools Policy and Procedure
  • Full Council Meeting and AGM 2022 Motions
  • 2021 Motions
27 July
  • Teacher attraction and retention
  • COVID-19 update
  • School Funding including cash balances
  • Framework for Inclusion update
01 June
  • School representative bodies - Unassured Assets and Risk
  • School representative bodies – Industrial Relation Membership and Risk
  • School representative bodies – Groote Eylandt
  • Road Safety Motion 1.10/2021
  • Ventilation in schools – Quality Monitoring Data 

 

28 March
  • Updated responses to AGM Motions
  • High-Extensive Funding

 

2021

14 September
  • NTCOGSO 2021 Motions
  • Brien Holden Foundation - Kids NT Project
27 August
  • School Based Police Program
  • NTCOGSO 2020 Motions Update
  • Unallocated Cash Policy
  • Education Engagement Strategy Update
04 June
  • Education NT Strategy 2021-2025
  • School Based Policing Program
  • Principal Classification
  • Katherine High School
27 April
  • Code of Conduct and Respectful Behaviour In Schools
  • School Based Policing Program
  • Consent in Schools
  • Employment Pathways / Alternative Secondary Education Provision
  • Funding and Support to Schools for Students with Additional Needs (SWAN)
11 February
  • One Team Territory Wide
  • Engagements and Partnerships 2021
  • Quality Assurance Framework for Alternative Education Provision
  • Framework For Inclusion
  • Suspension Guidelines
  • Mandatory Reporting Online Training

2020

02 November
  • Feedback on IPS Guidelines
  • Charter for schools, parents, carers and families
  • 2019 NTCOGSO Annual Full Council Motions and 2020 Annual Full Council Meeting and AGM
  • SRM Action Plan Mid-Implementation Review
  • Power In Gove Peninsula Update
05 October
  • Indigenous Education Strategy (July - Sept quarterly report)
  • Complaints Handling - Support Contact Request
  • Support to Parents of Students with Disability - Support Contact Request
  • Independent Public School Board Guidelines - Feedback
  • Australian Government 'Stronger Communities Programme (SCP) Round 5' Purchase of Portable Sound Field Systems
  • New Governance Structure
  • Principal's Contract Review
  • Parent Engagement Charter
  • School Survey 2020 - Parent Survey
  • School Resourcing Model
  • Ethos House Air Quality
10 August
  • NT Public Education Election Q&A
  • Yirrkala School power outages
  • School Resourcing
15 July
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Acoustic Upgrades in Schools
  • School Survey Update
  • Motions from NTCOGSO Annual Full Council Meeting held on November 2, 2019
18 May
  • School Based Police Officer Program - Redeployment
  • School Attendance - Own Our Own Project - Update
  • Baniyala Garrangali School Power Supply
  • Governance Training - DoE Funded Program 2012-2021 Overview for CE
28 April
  • Indigenous Education Strategy (Oct-Dec quarterly report)
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Student Engagement Programs
02 March
  • Local Engagement and Decision-Making (LEaD) Committees
  • Independent Public Schools Board Guidelines
  • Schools Central and School Representative Body Record Keeping
28 January
  • Back to School Working Group
  • Remote Aboriginal Teacher Workforce
  • Infrastructure Funding
  • NTCET Results

2019

02 December
  • Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation f People with Disability
  • Teen Mental Health First Aid
  • Principal Recruitment
06 November
  • MOTIONS TABLED - Full Council Meeting
  • CBEO Funding Agreement
  • HR Scholarships - Uptake
07 October
  • School Based Policing - Request Operational Guidelines - PD Southern Region
  • School Survey 2019 Results
  • Accelerate - Education for All with Technology and Information - 2019-22 Strategy
  • Indigenous Education Strategy (July-Sept quarterly report)

 

09 September
  • Efficient Allocation of School Resources - Briefing - Brett Roach
  • School Improvement Journey - Briefing - Aderyn Chatterton
  • School Based Policing - Professional Development Program
  • Enhancing Technology Use in Schools
15 July
  • Indigenous Education Strategy - April – June quarterly report (Standing Item)
  • School Resourcing (Standing Item)
  • Student Engagement (Standing Item)
  • NAPLAN Online (Standing Item)
  • Budget Repair Update
  • Katherine Housing Subsidy
  • Draft - Framework for Inclusion - Building Collaborative Capacity Program
  • Policy Requests | Positive Behaviour & Wellbeing | Duty of Care
  • School Survey 2019
  • Review of Principal Classifications
  • Solar Power in Schools | Policy & Guidelines
  • Flexible Learning Centre | Parent Information
  • School Security Funding
25 March
  • Framework for Inclusion 2019-2029 (launched 11 March 2019)
  • Breaking the Cycle of Youth Crime in Palmerston
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)
  • Bilateral Agreement Between the Northern Territory and The Commonwealth on Quality Schools Reform

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Community and Student Engagement
28 February
  • Tennant Creek Boarding Facilities
  • Funding for effective security measures to reduce school vandalism

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Community and Student Engagement
29 January
  • Transition to High School for Students with Disabilities
  • Remote Indigenous Student Access to Student Services
  • Tennant Creek Boarding Facilities
  • Barkly Region Strategic Plan
  • Framework for Students at Risk
  • Student Engagement Team Policies, Guidelines, Programs and Success
  • Flexible Funding to Appropriately Staff Changes in Student Population
  • Quality Teacher Recruitment and Retention
  • Equal Pay for FAFT And Family Liaison Remote Staff
  • Breaking the Cycle of Youth Crime in Palmerston

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online

2018

03 December
  • Framework for Inclusion
  • EY Review update Key Findings 8 (Centralisation of Personal Leave) and 12 (Targeted funding for Children with Special Needs)

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing Model
  • Funding of extended personal leave - Update
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online
05 November
  • Engagement Officers and Compliance Officers
  • Students with Additional Needs
  • Education in Detention

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing Model
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Funding of extended personal leave - Update
08 October
  • Funding Agreement for Governance Training – Acquittals
  • NTRAI Project Transition Stage 1 to Stage – Feedback from educators and communities
  • Boarding facilities at Tennant Creek
  • One Teacher Schools
  • Elevated Desks
  • IERI project implementation status reports

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing Model
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Funding of extended personal leave - Update
10 September
  • Data for acoustic upgrade project
  • Extended leave
  • School Financial Performance and Position

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing Model
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online
13 August
  • Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
  • eDash Project

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing Model
  • Indigenous Education Review

NAPLAN Online

24 July
  • Home Schooling Numbers from 2014 to date

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Resourcing Model
  • Indigenous Education Review

NAPLAN Online

18 June
  • Installation of Solar PV by schools
  • Digital payments and forms in education

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • School Resourcing Model - Action Plan for the Future
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online
21 May
  • School Counselling Services Review

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • School Resourcing Model - Action Plan for the Future
  • Indigenous Education Review
  • NAPLAN Online
23 April
  • Priority Enrolment and Overcrowding in Public Schools
  • Social and Emotional Learning and Restorative Reflective Practice
  • Security Audits of School Facilities
  • Funding of Student Transport

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review - Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
26 March
  • Equity Level of Funding for Children with Additional Needs
  • Finalisation of Students with Additional Needs Funding Model
  • Funding Centrally of School Counsellors at all Primary Schools
  • Students with Additional Needs - NDIS
  • Student Enrolment Data
  • NTRAI Project Transition Stage 1 to Stage 2
  • Travel Approvals

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
26 February
  • Enrolment Management and Priority Enrolment
  • Youth Engagement Police Officers (YEPO's)
  • Northern Territory Teacher Permanency
  • Governance & Mentoring Training Officer Funding Deed
  • DoE-NTCOGSO Monthly Meetings - annual review of TOR

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
29 January
  • Cyber bullying in NT schools
  • Community Engagement and local decision making
  • COGSO Office Relocation
  • Change of time - 2018 meeting dates
  • Organisation - Function and Form

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online

2017

04 December
  • Outcomes Regarding Royal Commission
  • DoE Strategic Framework 2018-2022
  • Education NT Strategic Framework 2018-2022
  • Motion 5.2 Central Funding and Provision of Onsite Primary School Counsellors
  • Motion 5.3 Provision of Additional Support Staff in Early Years Primary
  • Motion 5.4 Equity of Funding for High Needs Students with No Access to Specialist Schools
  • Motion 5.6 Enrolment Data and DoE Policies
  • Motion 5.7 Finalisation of Funding Model for Students with Additional Needs
  • Motion 5.11 Policy and Management of Overcrowding in Schools
  • Premises for NT COGSO

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
06 November
  • DoE Strategic Framework
  • Education NT Strategy

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
17 October
  • Boarding funding in the NT
  • Update on Healthy Life, Creative Life for Katherine region
  • Audit of building materials used in schools
  • Data on outcomes from fines and penalties on parents or carers for non-attendance of students

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
11 September
  • Provision of Drug and Alcohol education
  • COGSO Support for Safe Schools program
  • COGSO Parent Quarterly Newsletter
  • URGENT Additional and Outstanding Finance procedures

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
14 August
  • School Procurement Framework
  • Jabiru Area School
  • Disability Services and Positions
  • Finance procedures
  • School reviews 2017 and 2018
  • Special Education Support Program (SESP)
  • Students with Additional Needs Funding

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
21 July
  • School Representative Bodies - Global School Budget Finance Training
  • Nationally Consistent Collection of Data
  • Languages in Schools
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management for Girls in Schools
  • Regional & Remote School Closure Days

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
  • Funding Agreement for Governance Training – Progress Report
19 June
  • Finance training delivered by COGSO
  • Independent Public Schools - Innovation Grants

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
  • Format of agenda
  • Kormilda College update
22 May
  • School Representative Bodies – Governance Expectations
  • Federal Budget Briefing

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
24 April
  • Student Enrolment Data - Week 4 (Term 1 2017)
  • Palmerston Functional Behaviour Centre/Malak Re-Engagement Centre/Tivendale School - update on meeting behavioural management needs
  • Universal Pre-school Funding - distribution of funding
  • $8M ($32M over 4 years) supporting students with a disability, early intervention and managing challenging behaviours
  • $2M ($8M over 4 years) Healthy Life/Creative Life -  Katherine Region update
  • $1M ($4M over 4 years) business managers and assist schools in handling their financial administration
  • RAAF Base and school zoning for enrolments

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
  • IPS Report Card - Western Australia
27 March
  • Indigenous Education Strategy - Stage 2 consultations
  • Principal positions on short term contracts
  • Indigenous students - Tracking from primary to middle years
  • DoE CE/NTCOGSO Monthly Meeting - Draft ToRs
  • IPS Report Card - Western Australia

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
27 February
  • COGSO Strategic priorities, direction and work plan 2017
  • $20m into School Budgets 2017
  • $8m supporting students with a disability, early intervention and managing challenging behaviours
  • $1 m business managers and assist schools in handling their financial administration
  • $2m Healthy Life-Creative Life
  • Enrolment Data
  • School Council Guidelines
  • COGSO Operational Funding Deed & Funding Agreement for Governance Training
  • COGSO Office - Permanent Location

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act - Implementation Update
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online - Implementation Update
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
27 January

(carried over items from 13 December 2016)

  • School Reporting Tool 
  • Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum
  • Current Initiatives for Hearing
  • Student Funding based on Enrolment
  • Implementation of a mental health wellbeing program
  • Emergency Management Plans Attempted suicide and suicide of students
  • Framework and Guidelines to assist responding to self-harm, attempted suicide or suicide by a student
  • Addressing and resolving systemic barriers and red tape
  • COGSO NT Full Council 2016 Motions

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act - Implementation Update
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online - Implementation Update
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model

2016

13 December
  • School Reporting Tool 
  • Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum
  • Current Initiatives for Hearing
  • Student Funding based on Enrolment
  • Implementation of a mental health wellbeing program
  • Emergency Management Plans Attempted suicide and suicide of students
  • Framework and Guidelines to assist responding to self-harm, attempted suicide or suicide by a student
  • Addressing and resolving systemic barriers and red tape
  • COGSO NT Full Council 2016 Motions

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act - Implementation Update
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online - Implementation Update
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
01 November

(postponed to 13 December 2016)

25 October
  • Review of Bureau Services
  • DoE/NTCOGSO -  protocol for monthly meetings
  • NTCOGSO Annual General Meeting
  • NTCOGSO website

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online - Implementation Update
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
08 September
  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online - Implementation Update
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
  • School Budget Surpluses

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online - Implementation Update
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
10 August
  • Payments for Bureau Services
  • Applications for Exceptional Circumstances Funding
  • Direct Instruction -  Literacy and Numeracy
  • Staffing at one teacher-principal schools
  • Juvenile Offender programs
  • Board Indemnity Insurance 
  • Working with Children Clearance for SRB members
  • Funding Agreement for Governance Training - Reporting requirements

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online - Implementation Update
  • Palmerston College -  Dual Campus Model
14 July
  • Funding Agreement for Governance Training - Deed of Extension - Update
  • Student incident reporting in schools
  • Global School Budget - Acacia Hill School
  • COGSO Parent Newsletter - Issue 2 2016

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
  • NAPLAN Online (new)
09 June
  • School Council Chamber of Commerce Membership
  • Funding Agreement for Governance Training - Deed of Extension - Update 
  • Palmerston College
  • Global School Budget - Acacia Hill School
  • Review of Canteen, Nutrition and Health Eating Policy and Supporting Documents - Consultation Workshops 
  • Accumulated Funds Analysis and Guidelines
  • Accrued leave allocated in Global Budgets
  • Students with Conducive Hearing Loss - Now Hear continuum
  • Formalising relationships and processes with DCF and DoE

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
19 May
  • Incident Reporting
  • GMTO Funding Deed - Update
  • School Council Chamber of Commerce Membership
  • Formalising relationships and processes DCF-DoE
  • Accumulated Funds Analysis and Guidelines
  • Accrued leave allocated in Global Budgets
  • Students with Conductive Hearing Loss

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
12 April
  • Funding for Students with a Disability
  • Families as First Teachers
  • Accumulated Funds Analysis and Guidelines
  • Resourcing of the review of Indigenous Education in NT recommendations - Students with Hearing Loss
  • Accrued leave allocated in Global Budgets
  • Formalising relationships and processes DCF-DoE
  • Funding Agreement for Governance Training
  • Headcount and FTE Special Education Support Officers (SESO's)
  • Headcount Teachers
  • Enrolment Data
  • School Review Dates
  • Jingili Kindergarten – Update

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
15 March
  • Transition Support Unit – Update
  • Parent Payment Policy
  • Headcount of Teachers
  • Headcount and FTE Special Education Support Officers
  • Enrolment data
  • Schools Review Dates
  • Job Description for Business Manager, Regional Business Consultant and Director, Remote Schools Support 

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update
09 February
  • School Representative Body model constitution and guidelines – draft documents for consultation
  • GSB Transition Funding
  • Incidents arising from children with behavioural needs
  • Waiting times for students to access therapists in all regions except Darwin
  • Current rates for hearing loss in remote communities

STANDING ITEMS

  • School Autonomy
  • Education Act
  • Indigenous Education Review- Implementation Update