Catholic Schools Plan for Great Teachers = Great Results

22/08/2014

A forum to discuss plans for delivering on the objectives of the Queensland Government’s Great Teachers = Great Results initiative in Catholic schools will be hosted by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission next Monday (25 August).

The Great Teachers = Great Results program will deliver around $52million to the Catholic sector over the next four years to promote professional excellence in teaching.

“Quality teaching is the single greatest contributor to improving outcomes for our students,” QCEC Executive Director Mike Byrne said.

“This additional funding will assist Catholic schools to further support teachers to develop their skills and consider new ways to improve teacher quality and performance.

“The Catholic sector commends the State Government for allowing the flexibility to tailor reforms to the individual needs and circumstances of our schools.

“This planning forum will be an important step for our schools in the process of developing their program implementation plans,” Mike Byrne said.

The forum will combine expert presentations by representatives of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Queensland Education Leadership Institute (QELi) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), along with opportunities for discussion and sharing of ideas.

Catholic school authorities will develop a three year (2015-2017) program overview plan by mid-November with final implementation plans, including timelines for key professional development activities and events, and expected outcomes, by mid-February 2015.

The Catholic sector will report annually in September of each year as part of Queensland Government reporting requirements.

Click here to read the QCEC document – A response to the Queensland Government’s Great teachers = Great results program tailored to the needs and circumstances of Catholic schooling.

There are 296 Catholic schools in Queensland educating almost 1 in 5 Queensland students and employing more than 10,000 teaching staff.