Local Schools, Local Decisions
Local Schools, Local Decisions: eight years of policy failureMarch 02, 2020
While the professional voice of teachers is often ignored under Local Schools, Local Decisions, the views of Federation members will be amplified in the union’s submission to the Department’s evaluation of the policy.
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.
Call to address root of work-related psychological injuriesFebruary 24, 2020
A government Bill before the NSW Parliament falls drastically short of addressing the key work health and safety issues experienced by members in schools and TAFE colleges, Federation has argued in its submission to an Upper House inquiry into the provisions of the proposed Bill.
Make time for consultationDecember 13, 2019
Cuts to the Department and TAFE and the implementation of Local Schools, Local Decisions and Smart and Skilled have led to many teachers feeling isolated from key decisions in their workplace.
Systemic change is vital to overcome rural divideSeptember 30, 2019
Federation has stepped up the campaign to address the growing divide between the learning outcomes and opportunities of rural and remote students and their metropolitan counterparts, calling on the Department to adopt structural solutions to overcome intersecting educational disadvantage.
Auditor-General’s Report: a lost opportunity if changes are imposed without negotiation with the teaching professionSeptember 27, 2019
The NSW Teachers Federation has argued that rigorous and consistent professional teaching standards must be applied, met and monitored
First steps to reclaiming teaching and learning focusAugust 26, 2018
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has proposed a working group aimed at reducing the administrative burden on schools, arising from discussions with Federation on the initial and final findings of the research project “Understanding Work in Schools: The Foundation for Teaching and Learning”, commissioned by the union.
Salaries and funding among campaign issues for NSW state electionJuly 11, 2018
Federation will campaign for a significant breakthrough in teacher salaries in the next award — without trade-offs — Federation’s Annual Conference determined.
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