On Monday 27 October 2014, Victorian Education Minister, the Hon Martin Dixon MP, announced continued support for Teach For Australia and its partner schools.
The support is designed for Teach For Australia partner schools to assist the development of Associates as excellent teachers and leaders.
“The program is of immense benefit to many secondary schools across the state, providing access to teachers with specialist skills where they are needed most.
“Proof of Teach For Australia’s success in Victorian schools can be seen in the many participants from earlier cohorts who are now in leadership positions in their schools, owing to both the calibre of the participants and the quality of training they receive,” said Minister Dixon.
The announcement was made at Charles La Trobe P-12 College in outer-metropolitan Melbourne, which has partnered with Teach For Australia since 2012 and employed six Associates to date.
Melodie Potts Rosevear, Chief Executive Officer of Teach For Australia, welcomed the continued support of the Victorian Government.
“We are committed to an Australia, where all children, regardless of background, attain an excellent education.
“Without government support, our important and critical work would not be possible,” said Ms Potts Rosevear.
Federal Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, also welcomed the additional investment, describing Teach For Australia as “an effective alternative pathway for teachers to enter the profession”.
In 2015, up to 50 Teach For Australia Associates will be placed in Victoria, adding to the 196 placed to date.