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Supporting our schools to be dynamic and responsive is critical if we are to make a positive difference to school communities. School principals must be given the opportunity to direct resources to activities and programs that will best address the needs of their students.

The work of Master Teachers will ensure that every student is succeeding - the goal of the State Schools Strategy 2018-2022 Adobe PDF document401K. The role focuses on improving literacy and numeracy and will also build capacity through action research, developing high-yield strategies for improvement with a strong evidence base.

Master Teachers lead activities and key tasks in their school and/or cluster. Master Teachers do not teach in the classroom or perform playground duty; their job is to build the capacity of teachers. Master Teachers:

For further information about the Master Teachers program, please contact

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This page was last reviewed on 11 Jun 2018

Queensland Master Teachers

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Five state school principal-master teacher teams discuss the impact of the Master Teacher initiative in their schools, describing the role and the benefits of the program since its commencement in early 2015.

Visit the DET YouTube channel to hear more about the Master Teacher initiative at Benowa State School, Cannonvale State School, Goondiwindi State School, Mitchelton State High School and Tannum Sands State High School.

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