Teach For Australia (TFA) will partner with South Australia’s Department for Education and schools in Roxby Downs and Whyalla this year for a small scale pilot of TFA’s flagship pathway to teaching program.
TFA’s Leadership Development Program works with schools in regional, rural and remote areas and low socio-economic communities to recruit subject specialists to teaching.
TFA’s program is Australia’s original employment-based pathway for teaching, with ‘Associates’ completing their Masters in Teaching (Secondary) with ACU while teaching 0.8FTE in placement schools for two years.
Under the pilot with South Australia, TFA has placed three Associates in 2021. A further cohort will be recruited to begin the program in 2022.
“We’re delighted to begin our partnership with South Australia and to be working together with schools in Roxby Downs and Whyalla and the Department on this pilot,” TFA CEO Melodie Potts Rosevear said.
“We are grateful to Minister Gardner and the Marshall Government for giving TFA the opportunity to work with South Australian schools and communities for the first time.
“TFA’s work is grounded in our vision for an Australia where education gives every child, regardless of their background or the postcode where they live, greater choice for their future.
“We know teachers have the most powerful impact on students’ learning but not every school can secure the workforce they need, and that’s the inequity TFA’s programs aim to address.
“TFA has more than a decade of experience recruiting high-achieving graduates and talented career changers who go on to be outstanding teachers, and we are delighted to be placing Associates in South Australia in 2021.”
Associates have a Bachelor’s Degree relevant to their teaching area and undergo rigorous vetting before being accepted to the program. TFA works closely with partner schools to match the skills and subject expertise of Associates with existing teacher vacancies.
Teach For Australia began in 2009 and, in addition to South Australia, will again place Associates into schools in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria and Tasmania in 2021.
As well as the Leadership Development Program, TFA has created and implemented professional development programs for mid-career teachers who are on a pathway to school leadership.
Teach For Australia Admissions works on a rolling basis, and we have clear application deadlines. The application saves your progress automatically to work on it over time, but please note that some subject areas close early.
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