Permanent beginning teachers are entitled to an additional two hours of release time per week and then one hour per week in their second year of teaching. The permanent beginning teacher's mentor is entitl
ed to one additional hour per week of release time in the beginning teacher's first year. This additional release time is an example of Gonski funding benefiting teachers. Federation is pursuing the same entitlement for beginning teachers on temporary appointments.
On September 1 Federation sent all members important information concerning the Performance and Development Framework. Contained in the email was an update of current issues concerning the Performance and Development Framework, a poster to display which provides concise information on key aspects of the Performance and Development Framework and an article on the increasing politicisation and subsequent educational irrelevance of AITSL.
Please take the time to access these important resources and familiarise yourself with the contents.
It is Federation's long held position that primary executive release time should be allocated on the same basis as secondary schools: a guaranteed, legally protected staffing entitlement for every executive position.
Federation has been campaigning for primary executive release to be guaranteed by the award for many years. This campaign will continue and specific attention will be focused on seeking guaranteed release time for teaching principals.