4 DECEMBER 2020
After families, teachers are the number one influence on the learning lives of our children. To ensure teachers are properly supported throughout their careers, it’s important that we understand the challenges and opportunities they face.
The Australian Teacher Workforce Data (ATWD) project is an exciting initiative that is building a comprehensive picture of the national teaching workforce, across all systems and sectors, from initial teacher education through to end of teaching career.
The ATWD is a valuable resource that will allow us to work together to ensure that teachers are well supported, and schools are well resourced to deliver quality learning for every child.
Understanding the profession
To properly understand the teaching workforce, we need to hear from teachers. The ATWD Teacher Survey is the teacher voice in the ATWD, providing an opportunity for teachers to help us understand their work experiences and how we might address the opportunities and challenges facing the profession.
The ATWD Teacher Survey
The ATWD Teacher Survey is a voluntary, 10-minute survey that is sent to teachers annually. This crucial component of the ATWD will help us gain real insight into the modern teaching experience. For example
- What are the trends in out-of-field teaching, teaching loads and non-teaching activities?
- Where are there shortages in specialisation?
How to participate in the ATWD Teacher Survey
This year, teachers and leaders will be invited to participate in the ATWD Teacher Survey via an email from the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) in early December.
VIT supports the ATWD
VIT is committed to quality teaching and ensuring our teachers are well prepared and supported throughout their careers. We are participating in the ATWD and encourage teachers to participate through the ATWD Teacher Survey.
Privacy is protected
The ATWD complies with all Commonwealth, state and territory privacy legislation. No personal information is included in the ATWD and individual teachers cannot be identified.