early career teachers

The terrible trap of temporary teaching: I need to do more to get a job next year

By Meghan Stacey, Rachel Wilson, Susan McGrath-Champ, Scott Fitzgerald, Mihajla Gavin,

These days, there’s a new kind of teacher in NSW public schools: the ‘temporary’ teacher.  The category of temporary employment, a version of fixed-term contract work, was introduced in 2001. The category has been steadily growing while the proportion of permanent positions has declined and casual positions have remained relatively stable, as indicated in Figure

Want to keep early career teachers in the job? Do this

By Bernadette Mercieca

Beginning a professional teaching career is a complex and challenging process in the current social and political climate