Better learning outcomes, closely monitored educational opportunities and increased students engagement are on the agenda for St Johns College Preston, thanks to the engagement of the Emeritus Professor Patrick Griffin the the University of Melbourne.

As Director of the Assessment Research Centre at the University of Melbourne, Professor Griffin was responsible for spearheading Australia’s leasing Assessment and Learning Partnerships Program. This program involves a whole school approach to assessment and teaching and has achieved outstanding results in approximately 20-0 schools across Victoria. Through the collaboration of former international school principal, Michael Francis the program has recently been extended to interstate schools.

Professor Griffin’s appointment is part of the school board’s ongoing commitment to sustaining St John’s College as a successful and thriving school. With his assistance the Assessment and Learning Partnerships Program will be rolled out to all students and educators within the College.

As a school that already excels in VCE results, the board and teaching staff at St John’s College identify Professor Griffin’s willingness to consolidate the existing strengths of the school and to build on the teaching staff collaborative efforts to establish a foundation for the future.

During the roll out, particular emphasis will be placed on optimising teacher knowledge and pedagogical skills, enhancing students learning opportunities and creating highly skilled leadership teams.