22 October 2021
Section: Media Release
The NSW Teachers Federation demands the retention of a Registered Nurse (RN) position at Sir Eric Woodward School for Special Purposes at St Ives.
24 August 2021
There is no question that adjusting to remote learning during the current COVID-19 lockdown is affecting all teachers, students and school communities, however, the situation for teachers in schools for specific purposes (SSP) and support units is particularly complex.
30 May 2021
It would be wonderful to see schools recognising and implementing strategies to support teachers with multiple sclerosis (MS), so they can stay as valued members of the workforce, said North Curl Curl Public School teacher Maxine Gourley.
3 December 2020
There are multiple roles teachers fill in contributing to the support of students with disability and additional learning and support needs including the learning and support team, the classroom teacher and the Learning and Support Teacher (LaST).
3 September 2020
Section: Media Release
A confidential NSW Department of Education disability strategy obtained under FOI laws has revealed inadequacies in planning for the state’s students with disabilities.
11 August 2020
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) provides information about the number of students with disability in schools and the adjustments they receive.
31 July 2020
As new reports highlight the growing funding gap between public and private students, research during the pandemic reveals that parents of students with a disability felt their children had been “left behind by Australia’s education system” during the crisis.
20 May 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic hit hard our classes and teachers of students with disability. Responsive staff, additional staffing and the loud call for a targeted response to unique site and student needs relieved what threatened to be a disastrous outcome.
9 April 2020
Teachers in Schools for Special Purposes and Intensive English Centres are working with a unique set of challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic as they strive to provide educational continuity for students with special needs and English as an additional language or dialect requirements.
21 February 2020
A Federation campaign has helped secure $37 million funding for extra staff across all Schools for Specific Purposes (SSPs) during 2020.
19 August 2019
Your union wants to hear from school teachers about the extent of inadequate targeted support funding for students with additional needs, as part of the Time to Act campaign.