SPC Media Release: New Standards for Graduate Teachers

The NSW SPC is broadly supportive of the launch of the Teacher Success Profile which sets new benchmarks for university graduates to be eligible for employment as teachers in NSW public schools.  The President of the SPC, Chris Presland, said the launch of the new policy is a reminder of the importance of quality teaching in our… Read more

SPC Media Release: New Federal Minister for Education and Training

The NSW SPC believes one of the top priorities for the new Federal Minister for Education and Training, Dan Tehan, is to implement needs-based funding and provide funding certainty to schools. The SPC President, Chris Presland, reiterated the need for Mr. Tehan and the Federal government to deliver on the promise of the Gonski funding… Read more

SPC Media Release: 2018 Education Week

The NSW SPC believes Education Week 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of public schools and challenge the growing political rhetoric which suggests Australian schools are failing students. NSW SPC President, Chris Presland, said Education Week highlights the contribution public education makes to Australian society: “The theme for Education Week 2018 is “Today’s schools –… Read more

SPC Media Release: Gonski Report

The recommendations made by the ‘Through Growth to Achievement Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools’ released today provides a comprehensive insight into the challenges within the Australian educational landscape. As SPC President, Chris Presland, explains: “The report has some good ideas and this will obviously encourage discussion about how we… Read more

SPC/PPA Joint Media Release: Workload intensification and Principal wellbeing

The SPC and PPA are concerned about the increasing workload intensification being experienced by Principals in public schools following the release of the latest Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey. The President of the SPC, Chris Presland, said these findings come as no surprise: “We have been surveying our members for a number of years about… Read more

2017 HSC Results

As nearly 78 000 NSW Year 12 students received their HSC results, SPC President, Chris Presland, said this was an important time to celebrate the wonderful achievements of students and teachers: “According to data from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), ninety-six per cent of course results from this year scored in the top four… Read more

Rural and Remote Education Human Resources Strategy

The SPC welcomes the recent announcement by NSW Education Minister, Rob Stokes, outlining teacher incentives for rural and remote education. SPC President, Chris Presland, said the rural and remote education human resources strategy was a positive step towards closing the educational achievement divide between metropolitan and rural and remote schools: “The SPC and the NSW… Read more

NAPLAN Computer Marking

The decision by the Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to introduce computer- robots to mark the 2018 NAPLAN tests must not compromise the validity and authenticity of the data and testing process. As the NSW SPC President, Chris Presland, explains: “The SPC is not against online testing or computerised marking for multiple choice or… Read more

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