A major pillar of the Future of Education Strategy is to empower teachers, school leaders and other professionals to meet the learning needs of all students. The ACT Government is allocating $5.4 million over 4 years to professional development, mentoring and coaching for teaching professionals.
The Empowered Learning Professionals Leadership Plan will support our highly-skilled teachers through:
- Employment of 4 skilled teachers with expertise in pedagogy, learning difficulties, and literacy and numeracy programming, to implement a coaching and mentoring model to build teaching capacity
- More opportunities and time for collaboration and sharing of best practice within and between schools
- Training for leadership staff in data literacy skills for school leaders to better understand and identify each students requirements
- Funding to engage leading national and international education researchers and experts to work alongside our school leaders
- Training programs to support principal health and wellbeing through efficacy, job confidence and job satisfaction, and better promotion of mental health support.
This approach is based on strong evidence and research of leading education systems and improved outcomes through instructional leadership and enabling innovative approaches to learning and teaching.
This plan is further enhanced by the $4.5 million Affiliated Schools partnership with the University of Canberra.
After personal factors related to a child, teachers are the single most significant factor in student achievement. The ACT Government’s focus is on investment in strengthening initial teacher education, support for new graduates, and growing the existing workforce capability as one strong cohort of educators.
The employ of senior teachers with expertise in pedagogy, learning difficulties, and literacy and numeracy programming, to implement a coaching and mentoring model to build teaching capacity was both a Labor Election Commitment and part of the ACT Greens and ACT Labor Parliamentary Agreement.
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