Quality teaching is the greatest in-school influence on student outcomes. Initial teacher education (ITE) aims to ensure that graduate teachers start their teaching career with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful teachers in any Australian school. On 15 April 2021, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Education and Youth, launched the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review which will broadly consider the following issues:
AACS welcomed the opportunity to proided a submission to the Review. In our submission we highlighed the experience of member school St Philip’s Christian College who have developed a unique Teaching School, in partnership with Alphacrucis College, out of a desire to attract and train prospective teachers into their school community in a way that supports them to graduate, confident and accomplished in their craft. Teachers who are well-versed not only in the theory of teaching but also the practice of teaching. The Teaching School operates on-site at the St Philip's Schools providing students with the unique opportunity of being apprenticed by a Master Teacher within the College and immediate application of their tertiary study in the school setting. It is proving to be highly successful model as recognised by the NSW Government who recently allocated $2.9 million in funding to further develop this model. You can find out more HERE.
You can read the full AACS submission to the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review HERE