Perrottet plan to cut teaching qualifications rejected by expert panel
23 March 2023
Section: Media Release
An expert panel chaired by former NSW Department of Education secretary Mark Scott has rejected the NSW plan for a…
Ensuring a world class public education system for NSW.
4 July 2022
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.
Department unilaterally waters down pre-requisite for approval to teach
24 September 2020
Federation shares the Department of Education’s commitment to ensuring there is an adequate supply of graduate teachers to fill positions in NSW public schools, but under no circumstances should the quality of graduate teachers be compromised, Deputy President Henry Rajendra said.
High entry benchmark will lift profession
20 February 2020
National academic benchmarks should be set for admissions to initial teacher education degrees, Associate Professor Rachel Wilson advocates in a new report released today.
New maths standard for aspiring primary teachers
1 November 2019
The announcement from the NSW Education Minister requiring students sitting the HSC to achieve at least a Band 4 in mathematics in order to become a primary school teacher has been commended by Federation President Maurie Mulheron.
New mathematics standard for aspiring primary teachers
25 October 2019
Today’s announcement from the NSW Education Minister requiring students sitting the HSC to achieve at least a Band 4 in mathematics in order to become a primary school teacher should be commended, Federation President Maurie Mulheron has declared.
Auditor-General’s Report: a lost opportunity if changes are imposed without negotiation with the teaching profession
27 September 2019
The NSW Teachers Federation has argued that rigorous and consistent professional teaching standards must be applied, met and monitored
NSW public school system: only the best will do
21 September 2018
Federation has been at the forefront of demanding that governments at federal and state level ensure that rigorous academics standards are applied at the point of entry into initial teacher education.
State plan to set high standards for graduate teachers
3 September 2018
Federation welcomes the announcement by NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes to raise the bar for graduate teachers and protect high teaching standards.