Growing numbers of unqualified teachers are being sent into classrooms – this is not the way to ‘fix’ the teacher shortage
Every few days there is another report about the teacher shortage across Australia. Last week, we learned one of Melbourne’s biggest schools is considering a return to home learning to cope with staff shortages.
It is about matching teachers’ passion with the respect, time, resources and conditions that enable them to do what they signed up to do: make a difference in students’ lives.
Educators are bracing for a difficult term ahead as the Education Directorate looks to reduce workloads by paring back reports and getting more final-year student teachers into schools as COVID cases are set to rise.
A new taskforce to review safety in public schools redoubles efforts to support staff and students despite the challenges of the pandemic, the ACT Government promises.
Australia’s teacher shortage is stoking concerns that lack of specialist tuition is stunting students in key science and maths subjects.
ACT public school staff have told their union that the teacher shortage in the ACT is worsening…