Change the rules, change the nationApril 14, 2019
A strong showing is needed at May Day Change the Rules rallies to indicate to politicians that inequity will be an important issue for voters at the federal election.
Student suspension and expulsion procedures need improvementApril 13, 2019
The Department is conducting a review of the suspension and expulsion procedures and the discipline policy but at this stage there are no terms of reference.
Workload campaign gains tractionFebruary 28, 2019
The Department has responded to Federation’s campaign to prioritise teaching and learning with the release of a special edition of School Biz “Reducing the Administrative Burden” on 7 December, 2018.
Students delve into the stories behind the names on the boardDecember 05, 2018
A whole-of-school and community project at Sydney Technical High School to mark 100 years since World War I has proved the formula that “fun leads to engagement of students, and results in learning”.
Consultation important in HSC monitoringNovember 16, 2018
After discussions with Federation, the Department has revised the 2019 HSC monitoring procedures and guidance material relating to these procedures, soon to be released.
Learning progressions and PLAN2 questions answeredNovember 16, 2018
Federation has continued to pursue teacher concerns regarding the implementation of learning progressions and the use of PLAN2 in Early Action for Success schools and others.
VET teacher training issues clarifiedNovember 15, 2018
VET teachers have raised concerns about new requirements for the Certificate IV imposed by the regulator Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) on all registered training authorities delivering VET courses.
Shift in work tasks vital to prioritise learningSeptember 24, 2018
The report on teachers’ workload states: “Teachers’ autonomy is seen to be an indicator of professional respect and is an integral element in professional roles where contradictory and conflicting demands require freedom to manage these within complete professional roles.”