Education Leaders in the QTU  

31 May 2017

The Promotional Positions Classification Review was the last concession from government in the last EB. The total review of the classification structure is the first in 25 years.  The latest completion date is 31 December, 2018. The review should result in double-digit increases in the next EB. We want member opinions and comments throughout this process. Please use the comment form provided.

Go to the PPCR section on this website

11 October 2017: Principal Update

In this issue: PPCR | student disciplinary absences (SDAs) | principal health and wellbeing survey | legal issues affecting principals

30 August 2017: Principal Update

In this issue: Directive to withdraw from NAPLAN Online SRT and item testing | Contribute to the Principal Health and Wellbeing survey | PPCR update | School disciplinary absences | State Budget | I4S | Legal issues | Staying Well - A QTU strategy

22 March 2017 : Non-contact time interim tool and key principles | Resourcing for 'half-cohort' | Promotional classification review

One in four teachers may leave teaching within the first five years, which is one of the key reasons why the QTU has decided to be part of this important research to be conducted by the Australian Catholic University.  The Beginning Teacher Workforce Project has a specific focus on the perceptions and experiences of beginning teachers and their school leaders.

The Queensland College of Teachers and the Independent Education Union of Australia (Queensland and Northern Territory) are the other project partners involved in this research which entails a 20 minute online survey for beginning teachers and school leaders this year, and a series of voluntary 30-minute semi-structured interviews with beginning teachers and school leaders at six sites in Queensland during 2018.

As a role model for beginning teachers, and the person most likely to be their mentor teacher, supervisor or manager in the workplace, we would like to encourage you to complete the survey to share the leadership decisions and strategies that focus on beginning teachers at your school.

Your responses will be de-identified, and kept confidential and private. The results will be aggregated and used to inform decision makers about ways we can assist beginning teachers to make teaching their life-long career choice.

How you can help:

Please spend some time (approximately 20 minutes) to complete the survey online. All completed surveys go in the draw to win a $100 Harvey Norman gift voucher which will be sent to the winner once the survey closes. (In order to be eligible to go into the draw, you will need to enter a valid email address at the end of the survey.)  

Survey for school leaders :

The risk of legal action is something school leaders face on a daily basis. That’s why the Queensland Teachers’ Union gives such a high priority to giving its school leader members the best possible legal protection and assistance.

The Queensland Teachers’ Union established a legal assistance scheme many years ago in order to protect the legal and industrial rights of members.

Any legal action, whether it be prosecution or defence, is expensive. Without legal aid, you could face a severe financial setback from which you might never fully more

Education Leaders Committee

The QTU has a standing committee titled the Educational Administrators Committee (EAC) which comprises fifteen principals and associate administrators (DPs, HODs, HOSES). The committee is chaired by Ms Alan Cook.
The Education Leaders Committee undertakes the following tasks:

  • provides advice to the QTU Executive on a range of issues relevant to educational administrators and other members;
  • monitors departmental processes such as relocations and merit selection;
  • reviews and develops QTU policy relevant to educational administrators;
  • liaises with other QTU standing committees;
  • oversees the organisation of the annual QTU Education Leaders Conference.

Any members wishing to have EAC address a specific issue should outline the issue and send it to: (mark it Attention: Education Leaders Committee)