Schools brace for teacher shortages when vaccination mandates come into force

Schools brace for teacher shortages when vaccination mandates come into force

Some private schools say up to a third of teachers in certain regional schools are reluctant to be vaccinated,which could exacerbate existing teacher shortages.

  • byJordan Baker

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‘The joy of teaching’:Plan to find 3700 new teachers to plug school shortage
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‘The joy of teaching’:Plan to find 3700 new teachers to plug school shortage

The NSW Department of Education’s plans to avert a teacher shortage include convincing people it’s a fulfilling job,as well as scholarships and incentives.

  • byJordan Baker
When a third of Camilla Portela’s class caught COVID,she became their source of support

When a third of Camilla Portela’s class caught COVID,she became their source of support

Across the education sector,teachers and schools have gone way beyond their immediate duties to help families or students in need during lockdown.

  • byNatassia Chrysanthos
The areas in which school enrolments are expected to double

The areas in which school enrolments are expected to double

More than 10,000 extra teachers will be required to meet demand.

  • byJordan Baker
Teachers continue to inspire,against all odds
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Teachers continue to inspire,against all odds

During the pandemic and remote learning,teachers continue to work hard and inspire a new generation.

  • byMelissa Coburn
One in six teachers working outside their area of expertise,documents reveal
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One in six teachers working outside their area of expertise,documents reveal

An analysis of HSC results found students taught by specially qualified teachers did better than those who were not,particularly in science and technology subjects.

  • byJordan Baker
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Public school teacher shortage raises fears they will ‘run out of teachers’
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Public school teacher shortage raises fears they will ‘run out of teachers’

Confidential departmental documents show NSW government schools face an unprecedented lack of teachers and are likely to “run out in the next five years”.

  • byJordan Baker
Teachers to spend less time on reports,forms and playground duty
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Teachers to spend less time on reports,forms and playground duty

A plan to reduce the time teachers spend on menial tasks could save them up to 40 hours a year.

  • byJordan Baker
Industrial battle with teachers looms as students head back to school
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Industrial battle with teachers looms as students head back to school

Teachers are campaigning for a wage rise of five per cent beyond the government’s cap,and say low wages are putting people off a career in classrooms.

  • byJordan Baker
‘They just sit there’:The schools where hundreds of lessons are cancelled

‘They just sit there’:The schools where hundreds of lessons are cancelled

At some schools,there have been hundreds of classes merged or put under minimal supervision due to a shortage of casual teachers.

  • byJordan Baker
Pressure for teacher vaccination increases as school return looms

Pressure for teacher vaccination increases as school return looms

Public high school principals say teachers should not be called back to classrooms until two weeks after their second vaccination.

  • byJordan Baker andJosh Dye