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NSW Government must address staffing crisis with more permanent teachers

A study of public-school employment trends which found a reliance on temporary teachers was making teaching a less attractive profession, must be addressed by the NSW Government.

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Answers to teacher shortage lie in Gallop Inquiry recommendations

If the Berejiklian Government cannot guarantee subject selection and public school teacher supply in the inner west of Sydney, how can they guarantee it in locations such as Broken Hill, Federation President Angelo Gavrielatos asked last night (13 May).

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Members walk out over woeful staff planning

​Classes taught by different teachers over several weeks, teachers forced to teach outside their subject area, teach combined classes or leave students under minimal supervision.

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Concord High staff walkout as staffing crisis hits metro schools

NSW Teachers Federation members at Concord High School walked off the job today and are calling on the Education Department to urgently deal with the staffing crisis at their school and hundreds of other schools across the state.

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Teachers at Chatham High, Taree walk out over school staffing crisis

NSW Teachers Federation members at Chatham High School in Taree walked off the job today over the NSW Government’s failure to properly staff their school and other public schools in rural and remote parts of the state.

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Teachers at Gilgandra High walk out over school staffing crisis

​NSW Teachers Federation members at Gilgandra High School walked off the job today over the NSW Government’s failure to properly staff their school and other public schools in rural and remote parts of the state.

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Teachers walk off the job as NSW Government fails to solve school staffing crisis

NSW Teachers Federation members at Forster Public School walked off the job today over the NSW Government’s failure to properly staff schools in rural and remote parts of the state.

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Medowie members take action over Government neglect

NSW Teachers Federation members at Medowie Public School walked off the job today after voting for industrial action over the Berejiklian Government’s neglect of staffing issues, particularly school counselling roles.

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NSW Government fails to solve school staffing crisis

​NSW Teachers Federation members at Lake Macquarie High School walked off the job today over the NSW Government’s failure to properly staff schools in rural and remote parts of the state.

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Teacher shortage sparks teacher walkout in Riverina

NSW Teachers Federation members at Darlington Point Public School near Griffith have today walked off the job over the Government’s failure to properly staff schools in rural and regional areas.

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NSW school staffing crisis worsens in rural and remote areas

​Staff at Wentworth Public School and Buronga Public School near Mildura on the NSW-Victoria border have joined the list of remote schools concerned about the crisis in staffing.

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Teacher shortage hits Orange as minister visits

​NSW Teachers Federation members at Canobolas Rural Technology High School (CRTHS) in Orange have given Education Minister Sarah Mitchell an ultimatum over 11 unfilled teacher positions at their school.

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NSW Dept of Education fails to address school staffing crisis – teachers stop work

Teachers at Coomealla High School and Gol Gol Public School near Mildura and Bulahdelah Central School, walked off the job today protesting the reduction in staffing incentives and continued teacher shortages in rural and remote areas of the state.

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More teacher walkouts over staffing issues

Teachers from Coomealla High School and Gol Gol Public School have today walked off the job protesting the reduction in staffing incentives and continued teacher shortages in rural and remote areas of the state.

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Walgett teachers walk over staff crisis

Teachers at a school in Walgett in northern NSW have taken industrial action and walked off the job on Wednesday over drastic staff shortages.

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Staffing crisis prompts teachers to walk of the job

Teachers Federation members at Walgett Community College High School walked off the job this morning due to significant staffing issues.

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Hopes staffing research will advance campaign for more permanent teachers

​Federation has commissioned an independent research project into the staffing of the NSW public school system, as a means to achieve improved staffing arrangements for the benefit of teaching and learning.

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Staffing campaign: what your school can get

Phone calls to parents or checking on a student’s head space, planning a lesson or reflecting on how it went, marking or contacting other professionals about a child’s welfare, speaking with colleagues to meet students’ needs or catching up on professional learning.

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Staffing win helping to support students with disability during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic hit hard our classes and teachers of students with disability. Responsive staff, additional staffing and the loud call for a targeted response to unique site and student needs relieved what threatened to be a disastrous outcome.

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Staffing Agreement signals union win

While Federation has pursued the health and safety, industrial, employment and professional rights of teachers during this pandemic, the union has also secured a new 2020/21 Staffing Agreement that will commence day one, term 2.

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Call for additional release time for all teachers

In line with a determination by members, Federation is demanding at least two additional hours of release from face-to-face teaching per week for all school teachers.

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