INVESTING IN QUALITY TEACHING
Written on the 15 July 2015 by Kevin ConollyKevin Conolly MP, Member for Riverstone welcomes the launch of the $224 million Quality Teaching, Successful Students package that will enable some of the best local public primary school teachers to mentor and coach other teachers, improving the results of students.
Mr Conolly said "The package will begin this term and five local schools will benefit from this key election commitment, improving the skills of our teachers will help students achieve better results.""Expert educators have knowledge and skills that are even more valuable when they are shared with their colleagues."
The program will enable selected teachers to:
A recent three-year study of 6,000 NSW public school teachers found that collaborating with colleagues was the most significant professional learning practice for primary teachers."In line with the Local Schools, Local Decisions education reform, principals who are best placed to make decisions about their schools will determine how to use this new staffing resource."
Author: Kevin Conolly
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