Update — Student Behaviour StrategySeptember 17, 2020
The Department continues to show utmost contempt for the profession, disregard for student learning and an abrogation of their duty to provide teachers and students a safe workplace.
Minister asked to intervene on inadequate behaviour strategySeptember 16, 2020
Federation has sought the intervention of the Minister to instruct the Department to suspend the consultation period and ensure a thorough examination of the student discipline policy to be held in term 4.
Research: ‘sizeable’ pay rise for teachers to regain standingSeptember 15, 2020
Sydney University research has shown the need for a “sizeable increase” in teachers’ wages to be competitive in the present Australian labour market and to attract and retain quality teachers in the face of a looming shortage.
Evidence mounts on the value of teachers’ workSeptember 14, 2020
The first round of public hearings by the Gallop Inquiry heard from academics and researchers who validated teachers’ claims that they were “overworked, underpaid and undervalued”.
Profile: Gwabegar Public SchoolSeptember 14, 2020
Gwabegar Public School is an 8-point school located in the heart of the Pilliga Forest, the oasis in the scrub, in the state’s north-west and is 250 kilometres north of Dubbo.
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.
Economy-wide benefits of wage increases outlined to inquirySeptember 08, 2020
The case against freezing teachers’ salaries was made on day 5 of hearings for the “Valuing the teaching profession — an independent inquiry”.
Hearings make case for changeSeptember 05, 2020
The scope and magnitude of change to teaching, driven by a dedication to pedagogy, can be illustrated by the ability – and willingness – of the profession to embrace change.
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