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Improving Teacher Quality
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National Partnerships


The Improving Teacher Quality National Partnership will enhance teacher quality through a range of strategies that combine new and innovative initiatives and strengthen the extensive existing support already established in Western Australia.

Under the Improving Teacher Quality National Partnership a range initiatives have been developed in consultation with Independent schools:

  • Offering professional learning and support which will empower principals to better manage their schools to achieve improved student results
  • New professional standards to underpin national reforms
  • Joint engagement with higher education providers to improve teacher quality
  • Improved in-school support for teachers and leaders, particularly in disadvantaged Indigenous, rural/remote and hard-to-staff schools
  • Continual improvement program for all teachers, with a particular focus of improving the pedagogical application of ICT in teaching and learning
  • Providing opportunities for Aboriginal Educational Workers and Teacher assistants to improve their qualifications

Australian Government funding, together with State co-investment, will support implementation, monitoring, reporting and agreed evaluation of these reforms. The National Partnership includes both Facilitation Payments of $9.5 million over three years, and Reward Payments, up to $35 million over a two-year period. Reward Payments are conditional on agreed targets being met.

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Posted : 2 Feb 2015