Margaret Hendry and Kingsford Smith school reviews find shortfalls

Sarah Lansdown
Updated September 15 2023 - 4:40pm, first published 2:00pm

Special purpose reviews into two Canberra public schools struggling with understaffing, bullying and poor academic achievement recommend a focus on evidence-based teaching practices.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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