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Beginning teacher information hub
For beginning teachers
For teacher mentors
A teacher mentor helps beginning teachers refine and develop their teaching practice so they can gain accreditation at the proficient career stage.
Resources are available to help teacher mentors create quality school-based induction programs and support beginning teachers. These are available for current staff only.
Early learning framework
The Early learning team supports department preschools, early intervention classes and all schools across the state with transition and K-2 initiatives. The Early learning webpage has a range of information, resources and links to support beginning early childhood teachers. The Professional learning page enables beginning teachers to adopt best practice for teaching in the early years.
The role of the Aboriginal Outcomes and Partnership Directorate (formally Aboriginal Education and Communities Directorate) is to support excellence in Aboriginal education for in public schools across New South Wales.
The NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Incorporated (NSW AECG Inc.) is the peak community advisory body to the department on Aboriginal education and training at all levels and in all stages of planning and decision making.
The department often refers to disability support as inclusive education.
Our Inclusive Education Statement for students with disability commits us to ensuring all students, including those with disability and additional learning needs, can access and fully participate in learning, supported by reasonable adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet their individual needs.
Providing an inclusive education
The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) commit us to ensuring we make reasonable adjustments for students with disability. Our Disability Strategy outlines our commitment to build a better education system for the 1 in 5 students who have a disability or additional learning needs.
Rural and Remote
Rural and Remote Education Strategy (2021-2024) - Educators
The Rural and Remote Education Strategy (2021-2024) is committed to making a difference to the lives of students in rural and remote communities by building on the great work already happening in these schools. Explore the multitude of ways the NSW Department of Education is working to better equip educators to meet the needs of students in their local context.
Rural and distance education
The Rural and Distance Education unit supports schools in rural and remote areas and those providing distance education.
The DART Learning website allows teachers to access virtual excursions that are designed to enrich curriculum delivery across all stages and subject areas. Learning experiences are offered by museums, galleries, research institutes, scientists, writers, athletes, artists, musicians, zoos and many more. These virtual excursion can be utilised to support teachers in rural and remote locations to allow their students the opportunity to come face to face with experts across the globe.
The Connected Communities Strategy is an approach that schools and communities can use to strengthen the educational outcomes for Aboriginal students and all students.
It brings the community closer with the school, brings in Aboriginal culture, and allows the school to work with government and non-government groups to help support the education of the school’s students.
Behaviour and engagement
Behaviour support is critical to promoting, engaging and lifting student performance.
Student Behaviour Strategy
The Student Behaviour Strategy aims to create engaging classrooms and safe and inclusive school communities. The Department’s policies and procedures related to behaviour are publically available.
Behaviour support toolkit
The Behaviour support toolkit features a wide range of information and support material for parents and carers, teachers and school leaders.
The information, resources and lessons on this Anti-bullying website have been developed by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and Catholic Schools NSW.
Positive Behaviour for Learning
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) brings together the whole-school community to contribute to developing a positive, safe and supportive learning culture.
Behaviour professional learning
The Behaviour professional learning site contains advice to teachers for selecting professional learning courses in the area of student behaviour management.