The Victorian Government has already started work that will address recommendations by the Royal Commission’s into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino, recently announced Excellence in Teacher Education reforms to attract and develop the best and brightest teachers to Victoria.
The Excellence in Teacher Education reforms are about selecting and supporting the best new entrants into Victorian teaching programs.
On World Teachers' Day, 28 October, the annual Victorian Education Excellence Awards were presented by Minister for Education James Merlino to a group of truly deserving teachers and schools. VIT CEO Melanie Saba was on the judging panel for these awards, which celebrate the life-changing work of education professionals in government schools.
The 2016 Winners of the Victorian Early years Awards have been announced. The awards, now in their 11th year, recognise exceptional contributions that individuals and organisations make to improving the learning and development of young children and supporting their families.
A significant decision concerning the relevance of a serious criminal offence (unrelated to teaching) to the suitability of a person to teach, was made by VCAT late last year.