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Interim approval to teach long term implications

In 2019, the Department of Education changed the processes for gaining approval to teach in NSW public schools in a misguided attempt to address teacher supply issues.

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What you need to know about Beginning Teacher Support Funding

While schools may not receive Beginning Teacher Support Funding until later in the year, this does not mean additional release from face-to-face (RFF) and mentoring shouldn’t be provided from the beginning of the school year to eligible teachers.

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Are you getting the release time you are entitled to?

Special funding is available for new teachers to lighten their workload in their first years of teaching and allow for mentoring to achieve accreditation.

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National New Educators marks 10 years strong

The nation’s new educators recently descended on Sydney to learn about common issues across the country, and develop their knowledge and skills in activism.

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Madelain Frazer, Lakeside school

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Bundanoon Beginning Teacher Conference well received

More than 60 new teachers gathered at “the place of deep gullies” – Bundanoon – on Gundungurra land for a two-day Beginning Teacher Conference last month.

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Early career teachers in regions put in the picture

Are you a beginning teacher living in regional NSW?

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Mass of beginning teachers’ questions answered at Federation conference

New Federation members — keen to have all their questions about the profession answered — paid close attention at the Beginning Teachers Conference held in Bundanoon at the weekend.

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CPL courses offer invaluable ideas for new members’ professional toolkits

The Centre for Professional Learning runs several courses to support Federation members who are new to the teaching profession.

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Union connects with new teachers in the outback

New Federation members are praising the one-day Beginning Teachers Conference they attended in Broken Hill at the weekend.

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Strengthening the union one conversation at a time

As teachers, we know what face-to-face, one-on-one conversations can do to educate, inspire and engage our students. The Project Officers apply that same principle to connect early career teachers with the support, advice and services available from Federation.

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Beginning Teacher conferences worth the travel time

Federation’s Beginning Teacher conferences are attracting teachers from hundreds of kilometres away who come to participate in a fun and informative weekend of professional learning.

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Shoring up support for our Beginning Teachers

With the start of the new school year, Federation has received a number of inquiries about the use of beginning teacher support funds in schools.

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TAFE Enterprise Agreement Joint Communique

TAFE Enterprise Agreement Joint Communique

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AEU calls for higher standards in teacher education

The Australian Education Union are recommending that initial teacher training be transitioned to a two-year postgraduate qualification, such as an undergraduate degree combined with a two-year teaching masters, after a survey of members showed that many teachers believed their education could have been more effective.

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Teachers vote overwhelmingly to accept pay offer from NSW Government

Teachers vote overwhelmingly to accept pay offer from NSW Government

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It takes a very special person to be a teacher: launch of new TV and cinema ads

It takes a very special person to be a teacher: launch of new TV and cinema ads

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