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Baird-Grant Government invests in quality teaching

A re-elected Baird-Grant Government will invest in a program that will allow 1,000 of our best public primary school teachers to mentor and coach other teachers, which will lift the quality of teaching across every classroom in their school.

NSW Premier Mike Baird, Education Minister Adrian Piccoli and Monaro MP John Barilaro today unveiled the $224 million Quality Teaching, Successful Students package during a visit to Queanbeyan South Public School.

“In the best school systems in the world, the best teachers pass on their expertise to other teachers,” Mr Baird said.

“Great teaching doesn’t just happen. Just as a master surgeon guides a young doctor, I want our best teachers guiding their colleagues and sharing their skills and insights with others.

“When these great teachers mentor and coach their colleagues, the students in every classroom will benefit.”

The NSW public primary school program will give 1,000 of the best teachers time to:

  • Mentor and coach other teachers;
  • Observe teachers in their classrooms and demonstrate effective teaching strategies;
  • Monitor student performance data across the school to ensure teachers are focussed on areas of need; and
  • Support principals to help schools become thriving learning communities.

Mr Piccoli said the Quality Teaching, Successful Students package will help all teachers deepen their skills and help improve student results.

“At the heart of Quality Teaching, Successful Students is the belief that every student deserves the best possible teacher in front of their class to help them make a success of their education,” Mr Piccoli said.

Quality Teaching, Successful Students is backed by evidence that the best teachers can have the widest possible influence on student results when they spend part of their working week leading other teachers.

“High-performing school systems around the world have a relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching and use their best teachers in leadership roles.”

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