Inquiry underlines systemic neglectApril 01, 2021
The report of the independent inquiry into Valuing the Teaching Profession rightly identified schools populated by high numbers of English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) students as being further affected by disadvantage.
Join us to rally for refugeesMarch 24, 2021
As a social justice union, Federation rejects racism, xenophobia and intolerance and aims to demonstrate these values with a strong presence at this weekend’s Palm Sunday Peace Rally for Refugees.
Harmony Week 2021March 14, 2021
Harmony Week celebrates multiculturalism and diversity in Australia – a time to share our cultural heritage, practices, beliefs, identities and languages.
Intensive English Centres forumDecember 02, 2020
Future action for fortifying the longterm outlook for intensive English centres (IECs) was considered by more than 120 members during an in-person/ Zoom forum on 5 November.
Teachers add value as agents of social inclusion and cohesionDecember 02, 2020
Every day, schools, principals and teachers play a critical and invaluable role in their communities by contributing to society’s social-inclusion outcomes.
EAL/D support is falling shortNovember 25, 2020
English Language Provision is an important component of school planning and the allocation of specialist EAL/D teachers should be a priority if schools are to support the educational needs of their EAL/D students.
High levels of responsibility and accountability not matched with supportOctober 27, 2020
Schools have buckets of money instead of teachers to meet needs under the Local Schools, Local Decisions model, Federation Senior Vice President Amber Flohm told the work value inquiry on 26 October.
Help ensure children get the support they needSeptember 09, 2020
Support the call to ensure children and families seeking asylum have access to a social safety net during the COVID-19 pandemic this week — National Child Protection Week — by participating in the refugee rights movement’s No Child Left Behind’s National Week of Solidarity events.
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