History Lesson: Teachers and free speechJune 12, 2018
The significance of the “Beatrice Taylor affair” can’t be overstated, not only for the future of Federation but also the concept of mass mobilisation, Federation leaderships’ later tactics, political affiliation freedoms for citizens, and the Communist abolition referendum and battle for control of the union in the 1950s.
Beginning Teacher conferences worth the travel timeJune 08, 2018
Federation’s Beginning Teacher conferences are attracting teachers from hundreds of kilometres away who come to participate in a fun and informative weekend of professional learning.
Campaign wins recurrent funding increaseJune 08, 2018
While the Turnbull Government has refused to fund its share of the final two years of the NSW Gonski agreement, the schools funding campaign has been successful in attracting an additional $1.4 billion to NSW public schools since 2014.
Film reviewsJune 07, 2018
This edition of film reviews includes Tea with the Dames, Brothers' Nest, Disobedience, Ideal Home, RBG and The Wife
Allowance reinstated for itinerant support teachersJune 07, 2018
Federation has successfully pursued with the Department the reinstatement of the teaching students with disabilities allowance for itinerant support teachers.
Stokes prioritises administrative workload reductionJune 07, 2018
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes says he shares “concerns that a teacher’s core role of educating children in the classroom can be adversely affected by the administrative burden” in a letter to Federation, dated 1 June.
Incentive restored for rural and remote schoolsJune 06, 2018
The ability for our hardest-to-staff schools to convert long-term temporary appointments into permanent positions above establishment has been restored.
Paper planeJune 06, 2018
Last week, I arrived at school, attended my morning briefing, sat down at my desk and had a feeling that I should be somewhere else. Not on a tropical island or at home in my bed, but a real feeling that I wasn’t supposed to be at work.