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Teach For Australia’s growing impact for students and schools across Australia

Teach For Australia Monday, September 26th, 2022
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Teach For Australia’s latest Impact Report shows our programs have brought more than 1200 additional high-quality teachers to classrooms, reached more than 450,000 students and helped schools across the country strengthen their leadership pipelines.

At a time when school workforces have never been under more pressure, the 2022 Impact Report confirms Teach For Australia (TFA) programs continue to recruit and develop exceptional teachers and leaders who work where needs are greatest. 

Established in 2009, Teach For Australia’s vision is for an Australia where education gives every child greater choice for their future. 

TFA’s Leadership Development Program is the country’s leading employment-study pathway into teaching, while the Future Leaders Program supports educators already working in regional and remote schools to develop leadership skills and capabilities. 

Through these two programs, TFA has worked with more than 300 partner schools in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales. 

Other key highlights of TFA’s 2022 Impact Report include: 

  • 84% of TFA Alumni continue to work in the education sector beyond their program completion, helping ensure more students can access the life-changing education and opportunities they deserve. 
  • 75% of current (2022) partner schools are in regional, rural or remote communities – areas where teaching workforce needs are acute. 
  • Almost 50% of the Leadership Development Program’s Cohort 2022 are qualified to teach STEM – learning areas where shortages persist. 
  • 91% of principals believe that TFA Associates make a positive difference in their school. 
  • 91% of all Alumni believe they have a role to play in achieving educational equity.  

CEO Melodie Potts Rosevear said TFA recognises quality teaching and leadership as powerful levers that can lift student outcomes and boost school systems. 

“Education builds knowledge and confidence, lifts outcomes, opens doors and expands the opportunities available throughout our lives. But for too many students, Australia’s educational inequity is putting barriers in their way – curbing outcomes, and limiting opportunities,” she said. 

“As our 2022 Impact Report shows, 14 years on Teach For Australia continues to grow a community that is committed to making a difference, working alongside other great teachers and leaders in the profession, and helping all children have greater choice for their future. 

“We are so grateful to our wide coalition of supporters which spans the education sector, governments and education departments, our generous philanthropic supporters and  communities across Australia who are helping Teach For Australia deliver real impact for students.” 

View TFA’s 2022 Impact Report here. 

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