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Shortages force teachers to take classes outside areas of expertise

Teacher shortages in NSW are so bad that vacant positions are taking months to fill and growing numbers of teachers are required to teach outside their area of expertise, internal government documents show.

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Shortages force teachers to take classes outside areas of expertise

Teacher shortages in NSW are so bad that vacant positions are taking months to fill and growing numbers of teachers are required to teach outside their area of expertise, internal government documents show.

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Without action NSW could run out of teachers

NSW is at risk of running out of teachers within five years due to chronic shortages, plummeting graduate numbers, rising enrolments and an ageing workforce, according to confidential government documents.

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Early return disrespects teachers

This morning’s announcement by Premier Dominic Perrottet shows once again this Government’s complete disrespect for the teaching profession and the work that they do.

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Parents back teachers’ wages and work claim

A significant majority of NSW people believe teachers deserve a pay rise and more time to prepare lessons, a new poll has found.

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Strong support for an investment in public school teachers in NSW

A clear majority of people in NSW support higher wages and more preparation time for public school teachers, new polling shows.

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Return to school – not without risks and challenges

The NSW Government’s decision to bring forward the staggered return to face-to-face teaching in the parts of the state under lockdown and subject to stay-at-home orders is not without risks and not without challenges.

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ACTU launches campaign to restore job stability for all

Food, accommodation and other bills are major concerns for casuals, labour hire and contract workers.

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A turbulent time for teaching

While teachers meet the demands of remote learning and preparing lesson packs during the lockdown, it’s a safe bet most of them won’t have to look after the alpacas as well.

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Action on shortages back campaign

Teachers have shown solidarity with the More Than Thanks campaign by taking stop-work action since its launch last Thursday.

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Members share positive reactions to #MoreThanThanks campaign on social media

The public education community took to social media last week, enthusiastic about the launch of the union’s More Than Thanks campaign.

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NSW public school teachers and principals call for action to address teacher shortages

Teachers and principals will launch a campaign today to address growing teacher shortages across NSW as new research shows the extent of the workforce crisis in the state’s schools.

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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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Naomi’s special field of knowledge

In testing times, Careers Adviser Naomi Toogood has gone to great lengths to practise what she teaches.

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Staffing crisis sparks walkout at Bowraville Central School

Teachers Federation members at Bowraville Central School have walked off the job over the impact the state-wide shortage of teachers is having on their school.

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Teacher Shortage Hitting Schools Across Sydney And Regional NSW

Classes are being combined and students given only minimal supervision on hundreds of occasions in city and country schools in NSW due to growing teacher shortages, new figures provided to Parliament show.

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Part teacher, part parent: life in lockdown

Primary teacher Rebecca Clements recalls a sense of “excitement” in her household during the school holidays before Sydney went into lockdown.

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COVID recovery: consult us, don’t insult us

No one wants kids back in the classroom more than teachers – except for their parents, of course – and such a return must be undertaken when it is safe to do so and in full consultation with the profession.

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Leaders see path out of teacher crisis

Teaching and education leaders presented a strong vision for an end to teacher shortages in NSW and a more equitable and stronger future for public education during a special broadcast to parents and families across the state last night.

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Bring the House into your students’ homes

The Parliamentary Education Office has a range of online curriculum-aligned civics and citizenship teaching resources, suitable for primary and secondary years.

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Latham report fails teachers and gender-diverse students

NSW Teachers Federation has condemned One Nation’s war on trans and gender-diverse students expressed in a biased and misleading report of a NSW parliamentary committee written by One Nation MP Mark Latham.

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