Education Minister Rob Stokes has acted on findings of the workload survey. Federation is seeking to resolve pay discrepancies for members affected by the transition to standards-based pay. New recurrent funding is an opportunity to increase permanent teaching positions.
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.
Teachers commit to informing voters on school funding cutsJune 13, 2018
The Fair Funding Now! campaign has been launched in seven locations across four federal electorates in the state, attracting hundreds of teachers ready to drive the campaign forward into the next federal election.
Federation takes pay discrepancy to MinisterJune 06, 2018
Federation has written to the NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes seeking to resolve discrepancies that arose out of the transition to standards-based pay.
Unity! Strength! Justice!June 18, 2018
A highlight of Federation’s centenary celebrations will be an exhibition honouring its proud 100-year history of support for teachers and their students, schools and communities.
School building program not compliantJune 15, 2018
Federation continues to receive concerning reports from members regarding school building projects in a number of locations across the state.
Staff reject open-space learningJune 14, 2018
While teachers and the community of Arthur Phillip High School welcome the much overdue infrastructure investment, the Department has refused to address numerous issues raised from within the workplace.
TAFE voice tuned for election campaignsJune 13, 2018
Plans for campaigning on TAFE issues during the upcoming state and federal elections were developed at a recent strategy meeting involving Federation officers in the Post Schools unit.
Teachers invited to have their say on Aboriginal education policyMay 30, 2018
A peak Aboriginal congress is seeking consultation with the education sector to prepare a policy document to present to education ministers at their next Council of Australian Governments meeting.
Aboriginal Conference explores funding and the futureMay 25, 2018
“Values, visions and voices” was the theme and all these aspects were shared by Federation’s Aboriginal members at their 22nd conference on Saturday 19 May.
Organising for interventionJune 14, 2018
The narrative around teaching Aboriginal children with a disability has to change if outcomes such as those highlighted by the Close the Gap report are to improve, a workshop at Aboriginal Members Conference was told.
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.
Campaign wins recurrent funding increaseJune 08, 2018
While the Turnbull Government has refused to fund its share of the final two years of the NSW Gonski agreement, the schools funding campaign has been successful in attracting an additional $1.4 billion to NSW public schools since 2014.
TAFE shines at Vivid SydneyMay 29, 2018
Regional TAFE NSW students have not only hit the big city for this year’s Vivid Sydney but they’ve brought the bright lights with them.
Public school system is one of the greatest agents of changeMay 25, 2018
The first Aboriginal Australian to graduate from Harvard Law School has labelled the Australian public school system as one of the greatest agents of change for the nation.
Incentive restored for rural and remote schoolsJune 06, 2018
The ability for our hardest-to-staff schools to convert long-term temporary appointments into permanent positions above establishment has been restored.
Allowance reinstated for itinerant support teachersJune 07, 2018
Federation has successfully pursued with the Department the reinstatement of the teaching students with disabilities allowance for itinerant support teachers.
Join the countdown to our centenaryJune 15, 2018
June 18 marks the start of Federation’s 100-day countdown to the anniversary of its formation 100 years ago.
Association Spotlight: Inner CityJune 13, 2018
This edition of Association Spotlight focuses on the Inner City Teachers Association.
Concerns about People Matter surveyJune 15, 2018
Survey data from the People Matter employee survey in 2018 will be made available to the Department of Education for individual workplaces with a minimum of 10 respondents.
There's nothing casual about teachingJune 14, 2018
Long service leave (LSL) is available to casual teachers as a payout when the casual teacher ceases employment with the Department and in some circumstances it may also be taken as leave.
Your workplace contactsJune 14, 2018
For the first year in some time, James Cook High has a Workplace Committee and it’s an achievement the school’s Federation Representative Thomas O’Connor is most proud of.
Paper planeJune 06, 2018
Last week, I arrived at school, attended my morning briefing, sat down at my desk and had a feeling that I should be somewhere else. Not on a tropical island or at home in my bed, but a real feeling that I wasn’t supposed to be at work.
Wear It Purple to empowerJune 21, 2018
Wear It Purple Day is a youth-led day of action held since 2010, founded in response to stories of teenagers who have taken their lives due to the bullying and harassment because of their sexuality and/or gender diversity.
Retired Teachers Association newsJune 04, 2018
At the May meeting, the RTA condemned the Turnbull Government’s budget. The ABC now faces an $84 million cut to its funding over the next three years and it seems that analysis of federal policies and expenditure on the broadcaster’s side is met with a large financial stick.
History Lesson: Teachers and free speechJune 12, 2018
The significance of the “Beatrice Taylor affair” can’t be overstated, not only for the future of Federation but also the concept of mass mobilisation, Federation leaderships’ later tactics, political affiliation freedoms for citizens, and the Communist abolition referendum and battle for control of the union in the 1950s.
Teaching without teachers: A new business planJune 15, 2018
I am concerned that teachers are in danger of losing control of who teaches, what is taught and how we teach, as “edu-businesses” move to directly influence politicians, advisers and policy makers.
From “Beach to Bush”June 12, 2018
A “beach to bush” change has proved a challenging but rewarding year for newly appointed principal at Pilliga Public School Seonid Stewart.
Film reviewsJune 07, 2018
This edition of film reviews includes Tea with the Dames, Brothers' Nest, Disobedience, Ideal Home, RBG and The Wife
Book ReviewsJune 12, 2018
This edition of book reviews contains Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann, Talking to My Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis and No Shortcuts, Organising for Power in the New Gilded Age by Jane F. McAlevey
Theatre ReviewJune 05, 2018
This edition of Theatre reviews contains Gypsy directed by Richard Carroll as well as Jonathan Pie who performed at the Enmore Theatre during this years Sydney Comedy Festival.
Corkscrew: wine reviewsJune 12, 2018
I find it both exciting and complimentary to have been invited to judge at this year’s Citadelles Du Vin. The event, held in Bordeaux, is my third year there and was by all accounts the best, mainly because Australia was this year’s invited guest of honour.
Beginning Teacher conferences worth the travel timeJune 08, 2018
Federation’s Beginning Teacher conferences are attracting teachers from hundreds of kilometres away who come to participate in a fun and informative weekend of professional learning.
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