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.
As a leader in your workplace, you can play an important role in supporting CRTs to maintain registration requirements, and their professional growth and development, including improving learning outcomes in your education setting.
The Victorian Government has already started work that will address recommendations by the Royal Commission’s into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
While the provisional to (full) registration process is the same for all teachers, we understand CRTs may face unique challenges to achieve this. To help CRTs and teachers in non-school settings understand how they can move to (full) registration in their context, we’ve developed a CRT companion guide.
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.
If you’re provisionally registered and planning to undertake the (full) registration process this year, there are some recent changes to this process regarding Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme.
Casual relief or emergency teachers (CRTs) undertake approximately 10-15% of a learner’s education. Many of Victoria’s beginning teachers are working as CRTs; this can limit their opportunities to undertake an inquiry into their practice in order to move to (full) registration.