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The Perrottet plan: cut qualifications, bring in unqualified teachers

The Perrottet Government’s plan to cut qualifications and bring in unqualified teachers won’t fix the teacher shortages or improve the

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More than 3,300 vacant teaching positions in public schools

The extent of the teacher shortage crisis has been revealed in new government figures showing there were 3,311 vacant permanent

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NSW Government cuts funding for catch-up school program

Internal documents reveal funding for a COVID catch-up program has been cut by the NSW Government with schools instructed to

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NSW Government given a week to act on teacher shortage crisis

An extraordinary meeting of the NSW Teachers Federation Executive has today called on the NSW Government to immediately revise its wages policy and to urgently negotiate an outcome that will put an end to the teacher shortage crisis facing NSW schools.

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Teachers to monitor effectiveness of COVID risk mitigation in schools

The NSW Teachers Federation will closely monitor the effectiveness of Covid risk mitigation measures as thousands of teachers and students

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The NSW Premier needs to listen to teachers and principals

The NSW Teachers Federation said today’s strike action sent a powerful message to the state’s premier about the need to

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Strike to proceed tomorrow as teacher shortages worsen in NSW

Teachers and principals will walk out for 24 hours tomorrow as new figures show the number of vacant permanent teaching

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Growing teacher shortages and NSW could miss out on thousands of teachers

A confidential government document warns NSW has a large and growing shortage of teachers and says the state could miss

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Teachers to strike over workload, salaries, and shortages 

NSW public school teachers and principals will strike on Tuesday December 7 over the Government’s failure to address unsustainable workloads and uncompetitive salaries which are contributing to growing shortages of

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Registered Nurse Must Be Maintained At Special Education School In St Ives

The NSW Teachers Federation demands the retention of a Registered Nurse (RN) position at Sir Eric Woodward School for Special Purposes at St Ives.

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Education Minister Reveals Extent Of Staff Cuts At Murwillumbah Mega School

The proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions according to Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, the first time she has revealed the extent of staff cuts associated with the project.

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Norfolk Island Teachers Stop Work Over School Crisis

Teachers at the Norfolk Island Central School have stopped work over the failure of the Commonwealth Government to provide certainty over the provision of education on Norfolk Island for 2022.

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Staffing Crisis Sparks Walkout At Hunter Schools

​Teachers Federation members at two Hunter schools walked off the job over a number of issues, including the impact the state-wide shortage of teachers is having on all NSW public schools.

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Staffing crisis sparks walkout at schools across NSW

Teachers Federation members at several school across the state took action last week, walking off the job over a number of issues, including the impact the state-wide shortage of teachers is having on all NSW public schools.

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NSW Government has no plan to recruit the teachers NSW needs

The NSW Government has responded to warnings the state could run out of teachers within five years by issuing a glossy brochure that recycles failed initiatives and ignores its own Department’s advice that uncompetitive wages are turning smart young people off teaching.

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Report reveals urgent need to recruit additional teachers as enrolments soar

The predicted leap in student enrolments in the next 15 years has put NSW in “a race” to guarantee the education of a whole generation of children in west and south-western Sydney, new research has found.

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Shortages force teachers to take classes outside areas of expertise

Teacher shortages in NSW are so bad that vacant positions are taking months to fill and growing numbers of teachers are required to teach outside their area of expertise, internal government documents show.

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Shortages force teachers to take classes outside areas of expertise

Teacher shortages in NSW are so bad that vacant positions are taking months to fill and growing numbers of teachers are required to teach outside their area of expertise, internal government documents show.

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Without action NSW could run out of teachers

NSW is at risk of running out of teachers within five years due to chronic shortages, plummeting graduate numbers, rising enrolments and an ageing workforce, according to confidential government documents.

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Strong support for an investment in public school teachers in NSW

A clear majority of people in NSW support higher wages and more preparation time for public school teachers, new polling shows.

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Return to school – not without risks and challenges

The NSW Government’s decision to bring forward the staggered return to face-to-face teaching in the parts of the state under lockdown and subject to stay-at-home orders is not without risks and not without challenges.

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