Media release: Valuing The Teaching Profession - An independent InquiryNovember 24, 2020
Following more than four weeks of public hearings featuring representatives of the teaching service and other experts we have reached the final day of hearings at Valuing the Teaching Profession – An Independent Inquiry.
Media release: Teachers welcome extra catch-up programs for public school studentsNovember 10, 2020
The NSW Teachers Federation welcomes the decision by the Berejiklian Government to fund a program of additional school-based support for students who have fallen behind in their studies because of the impact of Covid-19.
Teachers Oppose Murwillumbah School ClosuresOctober 29, 2020
Following decades of school building maintenance neglect, the NSW Teachers Federation believes the State Government is now inflicting punishment on children and their families in the Murwillumbah community by its decision to amalgamate local schools.
Parents, teachers and principals oppose new behaviour strategyOctober 12, 2020
Parents, teachers and principals have come together to voice their strong objection to the Department of Education’s mishandling of changes to the suspension and expulsion policy.
Students at risk due to a lack of school counsellorsOctober 11, 2020
New research highlights the urgent need for more school counsellors in NSW with 98 per cent of teachers and 99 per cent of principals saying the number of students with mental health issues has increased in the last three years.
Urgent need for more school counsellorsSeptember 20, 2020
Enough is enough. A school counsellor to student ratio of 1:500 is well overdue.
A 10-15% increase in teacher salaries needed to 'restore relativities'September 10, 2020
As reported in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, research conducted by Professor John Buchanan from the University of Sydney Business School has found an alarming decline in teachers’ salaries when compared to other professional groups.
Media release: Students with disability to increase by 50% within a decadeSeptember 03, 2020
A confidential NSW Department of Education disability strategy obtained under FOI laws has revealed inadequacies in planning for the state’s students with disabilities.
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