The Independent Education Union of Australia expresses condolences to the family and school community at Corpus Christi College, UK, where teacher Anne Maguire was stabbed to death in front of her class.
Despite already making a financial commitment to the provision of quality education, parents and school communities will face the additional burden of financing the demand for new schools.
Independent Education Union of Australia Federal Secretary Chris Watt said the Gonski report had called for additional funding for capital works, arguing that the needs of all schools should be taken into account including the development of new schools and maintenance work in existing schools.
“This recommendation has been entirely ignored in the “Gonski” funding model put forward by the previous government,” Mr Watt said.
“Consequently there has been a massive shortfall in capital funds for all schools especially Catholic and independent schools.
“This is particularly problematic when considering the need for new schools in growth areas, and the role that the non-government sector will play in fulfilling that new demand.”
The IEUA continues to alert the Federal Government regarding a lack of capital funding provision in the new funding model.
The Independent Education Union of Australia today applauds the Catholic School’s Office for their sincere and generous commitment to establish a bursary scheme for refugee students. Read the IEUA's full release here.
In light of recent media reports detailing the Independent Education Union's fight for increased support for teachers supervising university students in the classroom, Federal Secretary Chris Watt highlights the importance of delivering a high quality initial teacher education program. Read the full piece below:
NSW/ACT IEU Branch General Secretary John Quessy features in today's Sydney Morning Herald, highlighting the importance of quality teacher practicum. Read the SMH article here.
Teachers and principals are being asked to partake in a survey that will ultimately help policy makers manage cyberbullying. Take that survey here.
Results for the Independent Education Union of Australia’s Federal Executive election are now available here.