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.”
New OECD report reveals the real cost of Morrison govt education cutsSeptember 12, 2018
Australian teachers are teaching larger classes and working significantly more hours than their colleagues overseas, while public funding for education as a percentage of total government expenditure is falling, according to a new report.
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.
Local Schools, Local Decisions needs to goJuly 09, 2018
Loud applause met Federation Deputy President Joan Lemaire’s statement, “We need to end Local Schools, Local Decisions,” at Annual Conference today.
Profession offers suggestions to shift workload focus to teaching and learningJuly 09, 2018
Immediate action is needed to address the “very substantial, potentially debilitating and growing” demands upon teachers, “particularly in relation to administrative work”, a new report by Sydney and Curtin university academics.
First steps towards addressing administrative workloadJune 26, 2018
Federation’s pursuit of concerns raised in the teachers’ workload survey is showing progress with the Department and Minister listening and responding to the issues raised by more than 18,000 members.
PLAN2 data collection requirements cutJune 18, 2018
The Department of Education has responded positively to Federation’s call for a significant reduction in the workload associated with data collection for PLAN2 in the Early Action for Success (EAfS) schools.
Stokes prioritises administrative workload reductionJune 07, 2018
NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes says he shares “concerns that a teacher’s core role of educating children in the classroom can be adversely affected by the administrative burden” in a letter to Federation, dated 1 June.