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Paid practicums the way forward for the teaching profession

The NSW Teachers Federation has strongly endorsed a recommendation from the Federal Government’s Universities Accord Final Report to reduce financial

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Parliamentary report links psychological injury to workload, teacher shortage

The NSW Teachers Federation has strongly endorsed a NSW parliamentary committee’s recognition that crushing workloads are leading to more psychological

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Reimagining VET through expansive public education provision

Federation Senior Vice President Amber Flohm told Annual Conference that ‘opportunities to reimagine the provision of vocational education with the

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AI plans: Teachers, students and parents must take centre stage 

The rise of artificial intelligence in education was a priority when Federation met with the NSW Department and then the

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Commit to social policy reform to address gender inequity, says Senior Vice President Amber Flohm 

Federation Senior Vice President Amber Flohm called on delegates to commit to social policy reform that addresses gender inequality and

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Risky business: workload and injury

A recent amendment to the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 makes it unequivocal in relation to the Department of Education and TAFE NSW’s responsibilities to respond to, manage and prevent psychosocial risks in the workplace.

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Workload: the great sleight of hand

It is universally the case that the profession rightly bemoans the persistent collection of data in schools, its rise now repeatedly substantiated over a number of years as dragging teachers and principals away from their core business and what they signed up for: teaching and learning, progressing their students and public school communities. It’s a well-researched and evidenced phenomenon, known as the datafication of the teaching profession” and its insidious impact is being felt around the globe.

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Ensuring a world class public education system for NSW

Delegates at Annual Conference have reaffirmed Federation’s commitment to ensuring the NSW government meets its obligations to provide highly qualified, specialised, professional and well-paid teachers, and a well-resourced, world class public education system for all students in NSW public schools.

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Muswellbrook and Maitland demand More Than Thanks 

Teachers in Muswellbrook and Maitland have turned out to voice their concerns at the NSW Government’s inaction over worsening teacher shortages.

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It’s time for more than thanks

Thousands of teachers and principals across the state joined a special broadcast to launch Federation’s new wages and workload campaign, More Than Thanks, this morning.

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Support for casual members during pandemic restrictions

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us, but, in many ways, it is those in precarious employment who are the most affected.

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Cold blast highlights dangerous gas heaters in classrooms

​This week’s blast of arctic weather has prompted Federation members at Uralla Central School in the New England region to hold an unusual protest over dangerous unflued gas heaters in their school.

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Protect professional status

Over the past six weeks, Federation has intervened in, and responded to, a multitude of impending policy changes directly affecting the work of our teachers and principals in schools and in TAFE.

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Reduce the admin burden with actions, not rhetoric

Changes to administrative tasks over the past three years have saved principals just 10 minutes a day and just four minutes a week for teachers.

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School Success Model replaces Local Schools, Local Decisions in name only

Today’s announcement on the replacement of ‘Local Schools Local Decisions’ with ‘The School Success Model’ continues the recent history of the abandonment of support for schools and the shifting of responsibility and blame away from the government and the Department onto the local public school.

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Teachers add value as agents of social inclusion and cohesion

Every day, schools, principals and teachers play a critical and invaluable role in their communities by contributing to society’s social-inclusion outcomes.

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Covid got you feeling exhausted? Here’s why

Members are repeatedly reporting to Federation that they are exhausted, struggling in many cases to get their ‘mojo’ back in 2020 – bushfires, drought, floods and a global pandemic.

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High levels of responsibility and accountability not matched with support

Schools have buckets of money instead of teachers to meet needs under the Local Schools, Local Decisions model, Federation Senior Vice President Amber Flohm told the work value inquiry on 26 October.

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Where’s the respect due to the profession?

What we teach and how we teach it lies at the heart of our work.

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Federation’s Women’s Conference

To maintain a sense of connection and solidarity with members despite the pandemic, Women’s Conference was held as an online webinar in August.

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Vision for new curriculum hinges on teachers’ input

The NSW Curriculum Review was released on 23 June this year to much political and media fanfare. Despite slogans of “back to basics” and the “end of puppetry” Federation is now focused on the Government’s response to the 24 recommendations and the design, development and implementation of the curriculum for our schools, teachers and students.

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