Improving Teacher Quality National Partnership
The Improving Teacher Quality National Partnership is a joint initiative between the Australian Government, Education Queensland and the Catholic and Independent schooling sectors.
The agreement acknowledges that teacher quality is the single greatest influence on student engagement and achievement. It aims to support all teachers and school leaders to strengthen the quality of teaching in every classroom, every day.
The National Partnership aims to deliver state-wide changes to:
- attract the best entrants to teaching
- prepare teachers and school leaders for their roles in the school environment
- place teachers and school leaders to minimise skill shortages and enhance retention
- develop teachers and school leaders to enhance their skills and knowledge throughout their careers
- retain and reward quality teachers and school leaders for the value they bring to the classroom
- collect and maintain teacher workforce data
Reforms in the Queensland State School Sector
In addition to national reforms such as enhancing school leadership and teacher quality by achieving consistency in national standards and registration processes, and building a culture of performance development in all Australian schools, the key reforms proposed for the Queensland state school sector, include:
- scholarships to support high-calibre Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates to become teachers
- expanding the Remote Area Teaching Education Program (RATEP)
- developing pathways for secondary students to commence a teaching degree while still at school
- implementing School Centres of Excellence, to improve field experiences for preservice teachers
- new approaches to supporting state school leadership
Further information about the Improving Teacher Quality National Partnership can be downloaded from this web page.
Specific enquiries may be directed to Teacher Quality
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