Submission: Draft National Teacher Workforce Action Plan

29 November 2022

ISA is pleased these significant teacher workforce issues are receiving national attention and the national conversation about the challenges facing schools in attracting and retaining teachers is being amplified and elevated.

Teachers serve many stakeholders, therefore ISA encourages a coordinated action plan between the Australian government, state and territory governments and the non-government sector, national agencies, teacher registration authorities, universities and school educators themselves, to address these multi-layered issues and implement effective cross-sectoral strategies to effect wide-scale reform.

Although short-term incentives are welcomed, a long-term vision for the national teacher workforce from pre-service to experienced teachers, school staff and leaders is necessary for sustained impact.