After the pandemic experience with home learning, we know the critical role of expert teachers.
To get and keep great teachers, they need recognition, training, support and compensation. In Parliament, I called on the government to recognise the vital contribution of teachers to our community, economy and future.
We need teachers who are properly compensated for their expertise and experience, with supported career paths and transitions to permanency, including for part‑time teachers. They need adequate non‑class time, and training and support for changing roles and increased reporting and administrative duties. Their students need adequate counsellor support, with dedicated positions to match the students who need extra help to learn and progress. My speech > HERE.