School staffing neglect reaches crisis pointJanuary 26, 2021
Recent media coverage has reported major teacher shortages across the state. 1250 permanent positions remain unfilled on the eve of the new school year. This is on top of any unfilled temporary and casual teacher vacancies. While alarming, it is hardly surprising.
Hopes staffing research will advance campaign for more permanent teachersOctober 27, 2020
Federation has commissioned an independent research project into the staffing of the NSW public school system, as a means to achieve improved staffing arrangements for the benefit of teaching and learning.
Department of Education fails to address teacher shortagesSeptember 30, 2020
Federation has criticised a new casual teacher supplementation program initiated by the Department of Education, labelling it as “woefully inadequate”.
Staffing campaign: what your school can getSeptember 01, 2020
Phone calls to parents or checking on a student’s head space, planning a lesson or reflecting on how it went, marking or contacting other professionals about a child’s welfare, speaking with colleagues to meet students’ needs or catching up on professional learning.
There's nothing casual about teaching: Employment catagoriesAugust 31, 2020
Federation encourages all members to familiarise themselves with the different employment categories and how the classifications apply to casual and temporary teachers, to ensure all teachers are employed correctly.
Staffing Agreement signals union winApril 24, 2020
While Federation has pursued the health and safety, industrial, employment and professional rights of teachers during this pandemic, the union has also secured a new 2020/21 Staffing Agreement that will commence day one, term 2.
Call for additional release time for all teachersMarch 02, 2020
In line with a determination by members, Federation is demanding at least two additional hours of release from face-to-face teaching per week for all school teachers.
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