The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has welcomed the findings of a report into professional learning for school teachers released by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO).
The audit examined whether VIT and the Department of Education and Training (DET) have a clear and accurate understanding of the professional learning that occurs in Victorian government schools, including its planning, cost and impact, so they can best target and support professional learning to drive better student outcomes.
A crucial part of the role of all school and early childhood teachers is to respond effectively to children and young people whose safety and wellbeing may be at risk, or who are in need of protection.
All staff working in early childhood settings and schools within Victoria, particularly those with mandatory reporting obligations, are strongly encouraged to regularly undertake and complete online modules.
In September, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and the Department of Education and Training will present workshops on how your school can develop a culture of inclusive education.
The Victorian Government has already started work that will address recommendations by the Royal Commission’s into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Active steps are needed to increase equality and diversity within the leadership pool. AITSL has produced guidelines that provide a framework to address this very important challenge.
Congratulations to our teachers who were awarded with Australia Day Honours. You are an inspiration for your leaders.
It is wonderful to see registered teachers being recognised by one of Australia’s most prestigious awards, and it shows how much the community recognises the importance of and respects those working in the education sector.
We look forward to having all graduate teachers registered for the start of the school year. We are currently processing all the information supplied by education providers including the new Literacy and Numeracy Test results.
Australia’s largest education focused event – the National FutureSchools Expo - is coming to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre over 23 – 24 March 2017.
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.