Recognise and share outstanding practice

Standards-based career structures for teachers, a stronger focus on succession planning and leadership development and the showcasing and sharing of best practice will support the recognition and reward of excellent teaching practice.


Progress update - May 2014

  • By mid-May more than 100 NSW public high schools had been registered to participate in DEC ClassMovies .
  • A research partnership has been entered into to develop new understandings about the impact of teacher professional learning on teacher quality and student outcomes, using the Quality Teaching Rounds model.
  • Proposals to align salary progression to the attainment of the Professional Teaching Standards have been negotiated as part of the 2014 Teachers Award.

Moving to a standards-based career structure

Proposals to align salary progression to the attainment of the Professional Teaching Standards will be negotiated as part of the 2014 Teachers Award.


Strengthening school leadership

The department will better support teachers who aspire to be principals and offer better support for current principals so they can lead great teaching in their schools.

The department will develop and publish support materials and guidelines to ensure better succession planning for leaders in schools.

School leaders will be offered better support so they can lead and manage their schools, and in particular, lead great teaching in their schools.

The Local Schools, Local Decisions reform commits the department to school leaders having leadership and management credentials before being eligible for leadership positions.


Sharing and using evidence and good practice

The department will introduce three significant initiatives to allow excellence in teaching and professional learning to be identified, shared and developed:

  • Strengthening collaborative practice
  • Undertaking research and sharing evidence of what works
  • Sharing and showcasing good practice.

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