QTU voice to be heard at the QCAA once more
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 123 No 5, 27 July 2018, p8
QTU Vice-President Sam Pidgeon has been appointed as a member of the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority for a four-year period commencing on 1 July.
The QTU held a position on the board of the Queensland Studies Authority, but this was removed when the QSA was restructured as the QCAA under the Newman government. The QTU has since argued that it is essential that the union representing more than 45,500 teachers and school leaders is represented on the board of the QCAA.
In making the appointment, Minister Grace said: “I think it is important that there is a representative for the teaching profession on the body responsible for developing and delivering the curriculum”.
The QTU maintains that the legislation should be changed in the future to allow the QTU to nominate a representative to the board. However, in the absence of a “QTU position”, the Union welcomes this appointment.