QCEC Executive Director Mike Byrne says Catholic education welcomes the cross-sectoral agreement to adopt common standards to assess and evaluate teaching graduates released by Education Minister Kate Jones today.
“The quality of teaching is an enormous contributor to student outcomes,” he said.
“It is vital that our teacher training programs are of the highest standard.
“Achieving this agreement has required close collaboration between the three schooling sectors, the Queensland College of Teachers and Universities.
“This is a model that puts the interests of all Queensland children first and one that I encourage.
“The agreement complements national reforms focused on teacher quality and provides more confidence for families that teachers coming into our schooling system will be well prepared,” Mike Byrne said.
There are 299 Catholic schools educating almost 1 in 5 Queensland students and employing 18,000 teachers and staff.