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Staff professional development days - Policy statement

In 2018 Queensland state schools will undertake seven staff professional development days throughout the year:

The staff professional development days at the end of the summer holiday are fixed and must occur on the scheduled days. Schools have the flexibility to position the remaining five professional development days during any school holiday period or at any time outside of school hours, according to their workforce needs and arrangements. Schools that choose to make flexible arrangements for these five days must ensure that a total of 25 hours professional development is undertaken. This time is exclusive of staff meetings.

The additional flexible staff professional development day scheduled for Monday 16 April has been approved to ensure school transport options are not affected by the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. This will mean that all Queensland state schools will begin Term 2 on Tuesday, 17 April 2018.

Students are not required to attend school on 16 April or the third Monday after the spring holidays. Similar to the three flexible days during the Easter holidays, there is flexibility in how schools use this professional development time.

For all flexible arrangements, the school community must ensure that decisions are made in consultation with Local Consultative Committee. Schools with less than 20 employees must liaise with a consultative body of staff.

Arrangements for staff professional development days must be finalised by the end of the previous year.

As required, the Minister for Education may approve staff professional development days for specific professional development opportunities.

Frequently asked questions: Queensland state school staff professional development days

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