2 December 2019
Staff meetings and PD
The QTU has received a number of queries from members seeking clarification on whether staff meetings can be used for professional development.
The school principal has the capacity to call a staff meeting outside of school hours. This is the only meeting you are required to attend, and consultation is required each year about the purpose, frequency and duration of such meetings.
Staff meetings cannot be used as a means of making professional development compulsory, unless otherwise agreed through the consultation process as a substitute for attendance on student free days. Otherwise, attendance at professional development outside school hours is voluntary.
Authorised by Kate Ruttiman, General Secretary, Queensland Teachers' Union
21 Graham Street, Milton, QLD, Australia, 4064