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EAL/D students deserve better from government

If the Department of Education is committed to its Multicultural Education Policy, it must act to fill outstanding English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) teacher vacancies, create additional permanent positions to address the rising numbers of EAL/D and refugee students

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Maternity leave in schools

People often use the term maternity leave” to refer to a range of rights and entitlements related to pregnancy. However, those entitlements can vary depending on the nature of employment.

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Teaching Aboriginal languages

Aboriginal languages can be taught in schools under the policy direction of the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and its Partnership Agreement 2020–2030 with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG)

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Unions play critical role in disclosing reality: Crabb

The counting, monitoring and recording that unions do to make sure experiences don’t go untold is really important, particularly for women, ABC journalist Annabel Crabb said recently.

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Reform funding on need

The proportion of students with higher needs in NSW public schools has grown significantly. In 2002, one in 25 students had a disability; now one in five students in metropolitan schools and more than one in three in remote schools are receiving an adjustment to their support due to disability.

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#WeWontWait lobbying efforts achieve extra time and money that will save lives

The introduction of 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave into the National Employment Standards will save lives.

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Casual Vacancy for Branch Professional Officer – City Organiser

Casual Vacancy for Branch Professional Officer – City Organiser

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Our commitment to job security

Ahead of the state election, Federation will seek commitments from all major political parties to increase permanent teacher employment, as part of its ongoing campaign to stop the excessive use of temporary engagements.

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Response to media reports on Government’s re-announced teacher policy

We have a crisis in New South Wales -a teacher shortage crisis that has hundreds upon hundreds of classes merged, split or sitting in playgrounds under minimal supervision. As a result, thousands upon thousands of students are having their learning disrupted every day.

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Tips about bookings

In the volatile context of the current teacher shortage, casual teachers are in high demand. But they are also more likely to experience changes in their bookings as schools struggle to manage daily absences and changes to whole school organisation.

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You’re called to a meeting: FAQs

What are my rights when I am called to a meeting?

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Facta Non Verba

Indulge me for a moment as I meander down memory lane. My life-long commitment to social justice and the transformative power of public education was forged in the classrooms of Punchbowl Boys High School where a bunch of inspiring teachers taught me many decades ago.

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NSW Government is misleading parliament and parents over teacher shortages

Appearing before the NSW parliamentary Inquiry into teacher shortages in New South Wales” the NSW Teachers Federation will put the spotlight on the NSW Government’s denial and attempted concealment of the severity of the teacher shortage crisis and its impact on students and teachers alike.

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Minister’s decision to use university students to fill teacher shortage a desperate act’

The NSW Teachers Federation has called the Government’s decision to deploy university students into public school classrooms a desperate act”.

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Opposition to the chaplaincy program to step up

The campaign to demand that money allocated to the School Chaplaincy Program be re-directed to funding the employment of school counsellors with teaching qualifications and experience will be reinvigorated.

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Ensuring the highest quality public education

Delegates have endorsed a plan for Senior Officers to develop a campaign to build support for a new bilateral agreement, which will include enough funding to ensure all public schools are funded at 100 per cent of the Schooling Resource Standard (SRS).

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Rorris illuminates government overfunding of private schools

A new report authored by senior economist Adam Rorris has revealed the NSW Government is overfunding NSW private schools by almost $850 million, while choosing to underfund public schools by $2 billion every single year.

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New report reveals NSW Government is overfunding private schools to the tune of $850 million.

A new report, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation and to be presented to Federation’s Annual Conference today, has discovered the NSW Government is overfunding private schools in NSW by almost $850 million, while choosing to under-fund public schools by $2 billion every single year.

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International panel reaffirms solidarity between global educators

Four esteemed international educators shared their insights on a range of topics concerning the Asia-Pacific region on the second day of Annual Conference.

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Federation to push all political parties to address climate emergency

Delegates have endorsed the roll out of a campaign to seek policy commitments from the major parties on how they will address the global climate emergency in the lead up to the March 2023 State Election.

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Edtech’s COVID intrusion a taste of the future

The extraordinary surge in the use of edtech in home schooling during the COVID pandemic should be seen as the future in the making” where, at its worst, teachers are classroom managers” in a system led by artificial intelligence (AI), Federation’s Annual Conference was told today.

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