The Minister’s Education Workforce Roundtable is committed to taking action to deliver a quality education workforce for Tasmania.
Education is an important foundation for Tasmania’s future prosperity and for sustainable community and social outcomes. Teachers are one of the biggest influencers of student success; therefore quality teaching practices are critical to improving student learning and education outcomes in Tasmania.
We know we need to work collaboratively to attract people with the right capabilities to Tasmania’s education system, to prepare students to become teachers, and provide our current teachers with opportunities to enhance their careers and adopt skills to respond to challenges and needs of a rapidly changing society.
What is the Roundtable?
The Education Workforce Roundtable is a group of expert education leaders brought together in April 2018 by the Education Minister to advise and work closely with the Department to build a future ready education workforce. The Roundtable will therefore focus on raising the quality of teaching practices and workforce strategies to develop a skilled and future ready education workforce.
The Hodgman Government is supporting these initiatives with its commitment to employ 358 additional education staff, including 250 teachers, by 2024.
The Roundtable’s endeavours are a bold, new, and innovative approach in collaboration across the education sector, demonstrating passion for improving education quality and learning outcomes for all Tasmanians.
Who are members of the Roundtable?
Members and the organisations they represent are:
Jeremy Rockliff MP Minister for Education, Deputy Premier, Hodgman Government
Tim Bullard Secretary, Department of Education
Rufus Black Vice Chancellor, University of Tasmania
Natalie Brown Director, Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Lee Rayner Registrar, Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania
Sally Milbourne President, Tasmanian Principals Association
Helen Richardson President, Australian Education Union
How often does the Roundtable meet?
The Roundtable met seven times between April and December 2018.
Four meetings are already scheduled for 2019 with the first to be held in February.
What has the Roundtable delivered so far?
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