A cohort of school leaders from rural Victoria have begun a Master program at Flinders University in South Australia, which aims to empower rural and regional principals to overcome the challenges of their location and harness innovative opportunities to benefit their students.
The Federal Government’s High Achieving Teachers Program will see high-achieving university graduates, including those with a STEM degree and those from a regional background, recruited to teach in disadvantaged schools.
The 2018 NAPLAN National Report, published by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), has revealed significant cumulative gains in various domains since the testing was introduced in 2008.
The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has launched its 2019 Stakeholder Survey, providing the opportunity for teachers, school leaders and the entire education sector to voice their views.
Acknowledging and respecting that children are capable and confident learners, Professor of English Curriculum and Literacies Education at Griffith University and experienced classroom teacher, Beryl Exley, says we don’t need a phonics-first and nationally mandated synthetic phonics check in the early years.
It is estimated that over 12,000 new teachers begin working in schools and early childhood settings each year. The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) says that continuous induction is key to supporting their development and retention.