Senseless bureaucracy in Queensland schools will be a thing of the past, with the Newman Government today releasing the Red Tape Reduction Booklet to support its moves to streamline administration.
Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the online booklet provided a comprehensive list of actions the department was taking to reduce the burden for school principals.
“The Newman Government is committed to cutting red tape by 20 per cent within the next five years, to ease the burden imposed by the Labor Government,” Mr Langbroek said.
“Under Labor, principals were hampered by excess red tape, wasting time that could otherwise be spent working directly with teachers and students.
“The Red Tape Reduction Booklet clearly sets out more than 30 actions we’re taking to ease these pressures on educators so they can put students first.”
Mr Langbroek said the Red Tape Reduction Booklet was delivered following direct consultation with Principals.
“I have now attended 40 principal forums across the state and the message I’m getting is loud and clear: Principals have had enough of being shackled to their desks completing unnecessary and meaningless bureaucratic processes,” he said.
“We’ve taken decisive action to right Labor’s bureaucratic wrongs, putting together an advisory council of top principals to give advice on the best ways to cut red tape in schools.
“Many are simple, common-sense actions such as reducing the number of forms to be filled out for various activities and no longer requiring documents to be completed in both paper and electronic forms.
“Through the reduction of red tape, principals can now focus on what’s really important – improving student outcomes.”
To find out more visit www.education.qld.gov.au/redtape-reduction.