Principal spells out web data
THE My School website and NAPLAN results have once again come under the spotlight after a Tweed principal compiled and distributed his own league tables.
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School released a comparison table of the NAPLAN performances of schools within the region.
In the school’s fortnightly newsletter, principal Chris Duncan writes about the school’s results and information available on the My School website.
Mr Duncan said it was distributed to the parents as a way of helping them navigate the information available.
“We’ve put the table together from the information, which is publicly available on the My School website,” Mr Duncan said.
“Parents pay school fees and they have the right to know how their school compares to other schools. We are always very open about our results.
“A lot of people get the wrong impression about this information and that is why it is so important to publish this.”
Mr Duncan said he was proud of the school’s NAPLAN results, which placed Lindisfarne among the top 100 schools in New South Wales, according to their Years 7 and 9 NAPLAN results.
A spokesman from federal Education Minister Peter Garrett’s office said parents wanted to know the ins and outs of their school.
“People want more information and transparency on education,” the spokesman said.
“The 467,000-plus site visits to My School 2.0 shows that they are using the website to help inform debates and conversations with teachers and principals that parents want to have about their child’s schooling.”