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HR Transformation

A number of appropriation payments are made available to schools under transformational HR projects designed to raise standards and build capabilities to improve student outcomes.

Purpose

To assist schools to lift teaching standards and give schools the support they need to provide a safe and supportive learning environment and the best educational outcomes for their students.

Four specific projects are included in this program as follows:

Teacher Education Centre of Excellence

The Teacher Education Centre of Excellence (TECE) program targets the recruitment of high performing preservice teachers to provide supportive professional learning and ensure classroom readiness. Programs are developed as a partnership between DET and a range of Higher education Institutions (HEIs) to enhance and support the final year/s of preservice education. The program focuses on teaching excellence using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) graduate level to provide a consistent application of excellence. There are currently six TECEs operating across Queensland.

Professional Learning Hubs

Professional Learning Hubs (PL Hubs) have been established to develop and deliver professional learning programs to support the induction of early career teachers, and to enhance the professional learning and capability of established teachers in response to specific local needs and regional priorities. The PL Hubs operate under the following three pillars:

There are currently four PL Hubs operating across Queensland.

Mentoring Beginning Teachers (MBT)

Principals will have the flexibility to make local arrangements to support the mentoring of beginning teachers according to their school context and needs.

Annual evaluations of the program will be undertaken to ensure schools have provided the appropriate mentoring arrangements to support beginning teachers.

For more information please refer to the Mentoring beginning teachers TRS funding methodology fact sheet.

Master teacher salary appropriation

Specific administrative arrangements have been developed for master teacher salaries and the payment of salaries and on-costs for centrally funded master teachers is supported by the master teacher salaries appropriation.

For more information please refer to the Master teacher administrative arrangement fact sheet.

Early Years Resource Package

This component is to support the work of centrally funded master teachers as they build staff capability to improve early years (prep-grade 3) numeracy and literacy.

For more information please refer to the Master teacher administrative arrangement fact sheet.

Duration of program

Teacher education centres of excellence: Funding currently approved to the end of June 2018

Professional Learning Hubs: Funding currently approved to the end of June 2018

Mentoring beginning teachers: Ongoing

Master teacher salary: Tied to establishment of current master teachers (2015-2018)

Early years resource package: Tied to establishment of current master teachers (2015-2018)

Policy reference

These projects are derived from the former government's initiative Great teachers = Great results: A direct action plan for Queensland schools.

For more information please refer to the Master teacher administrative arrangement fact sheet.

For more information please refer to the Mentoring beginning teachers TRS funding methodology fact sheet.

Eligibility

Teacher Education Centres of Excellence

To be considered for a TECE program applicants need to be:

Professional Learning Hubs

In the Professional Learning Hubs context, 'early career teachers' include Initial Teacher Education (ITE) graduates (within up to five years of graduation), and teachers who may have transferred into the local region for the first time (established teachers). While the primary focus is aimed at recent ITE graduates, each Professional Learning Hub may choose to broaden their scope provided this falls within the budget provided or additional funding is sourced locally.

Mentoring Beginning Teachers

State schools who have been identified with beginning teachers. Teachers who meet the following criteria will be considered beginning teachers for the purposes of entitlement to a mentor and Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) funding:

Note: that the funding follows the beginning teacher.

Master teacher salary appropriation

State schools or clusters with a centrally-funded master teacher position.

Early Years Resource Package

State primary schools, special schools and schools of distance education, and clusters including these schools, with a centrally-funded master teacher position.

Allocation of Funds

Teacher Education Centres of Excellence

Funding is provided to an existing list of 6 centres three times per year.

Professional Learning Hubs

Funding is provided to an existing list of 4 centres twice per year.

Mentoring Beginning Teachers

Approximately 2,400 FTEs attract funding equivalent to up to 18 hours of teacher replacement (TRS) per beginning teacher per term.

The program is calculated at the end of each term based on the numbers of identified beginning teachers and paid early in the following term.

Master teacher salary appropriation

Funding to schools is based on the maximum salary cost for master teachers (i.e. HOC level Stream 2 pay point 13).

In the case of clusters the appropriation is paid to the base school of the cluster.

Master teachers are employed by schools but paid through the Departmental payroll system and the actual cost of the master teacher salary will be debited from each base school bank account through a separate invoicing process. Where there is a difference between the amount direct debited over the year and the amount of the appropriation, it will be in favour of the school and may be applied to support other elements of the project in the school including professional development, travel and resources for the master teacher.

Early Years Resource Package

These funds are provided to primary schools, special schools and schools of distance education allocated centrally-funded master teacher positions for the life of the program.

The master teacher position allocations will not change - therefore the same schools each semester receive the appropriation payment.

The appropriation is paid each semester into school accounts. Where schools are clustered, the resource package is to be paid to one school in the cluster (the 'early years grant school') as a targeted appropriation and shared between eligible schools within the cluster according to local arrangements.

Data Requirements

Data item

Data source

Due date

Beginning Teacher FTEs

Human Resources (MYHR system)

End of each term (MBT Beginning Teacher funding)

Master Teachers FTEs

List of Master Teacher Allocation

Beginning of each semester (early years resource package appropriation)

TRS Rate

Human Resources

February

Payment details

Teacher Education Centres of Excellence

Time

Proportion

December

50% of PERT payment

January

50% of PERT payment

March

100% of balance per centre based on enrolments

Professional Learning Hubs

Time

Proportion

July

$100,000 per centre

February

100% of balance per centre

Mentoring Beginning Teachers

Beginning Teachers (each term paid early in the following term e.g. Term 4 2016 paid January 2017)

Type

Time

Proportion

Term 1

April

100% of the entitlement for the term

Term 2

July

100% of the entitlement for the term

Term 3

October

100% of the entitlement for the term

Term 4

January the following year

100% of the entitlement for the term

Mentors

(paid on completion of Mentoring Beginning Teachers Mentor training, usually early in the following Semester e.g. Semester 1 2018 paid July 2018)

Type

Time

Proportion

Semester 1

July

100% of the entitlement for the semester

Semester 2

November

100% of the entitlement for the semester

Master teacher salary appropriation

Type

Time

Proportion

Term 1

February

100% of salaries and on-costs for the term

Term 2

April

100% of salaries and on-costs for the term

Term 3

July

100% of salaries and on-costs for the term

Term 4

September

100% of salaries and on-costs for the term

Early Years Resource Package

Type

Time

Proportion

Semester 1

February

50% of the annual allocation

Semester 2

June

50% of the annual allocation

How to apply

Teacher Education Centres of Excellence

This is a fixed list of identified centres. There is no application process to access these funds.

Professional Learning Hubs

This is a fixed list of identified centres. There is no application process to access these funds.

Mentoring Beginning Teachers

Schools do not need to apply for these funds. Beginning teachers are identified by Human Resources and their base schools receive payments at the end of each term. Principals are contacted when MBT Beginning Teacher payments are made.

Master teacher salary appropriation

Schools do not need to apply for these funds. Master teachers have already been identified for this program and schools will receive payments automatically.

Early Years Resource Package

Schools do not need to apply for these funds. This funding is linked to the fixed list of identified master teachers and payments will be made automatically.

Contact

Executive Director
Organisational Transformation
Human Resources
Telephone: (07) 3055 2990

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