THE PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL VOICE OF QUEENSLAND’S TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS IN STATE SCHOOLS AND TAFE FOR MORE THAN 130 YEARS.

Ballot on government proposal closed - 29 July 2020

At the close of the ballot on Friday afternoon 84% of members supported the acceptance of the government’s proposal in relation to workload reduction.

On Friday the QTU wrote to the Minister and Director General to advise them of the members acceptance of the proposal and outline the key issues that are necessary to address to effect workload reduction.

QTU’s initial position on strategies that will result in an immediate reduction in workload by the end of Term 3 include:

➡️ reviewing and reducing the number of assessment items

➡️removing the requirement for mandatory comments on report cards

➡️ changing the number of parent-teacher interviews and processes for parent contact

➡️improvements to OneSchool records

➡️establish lesson maximum planning requirements

➡️addressing individual learning plan expectations

➡️changing requirements for pedagogical frameworks.

Meetings to progress the reviews of the P-12CARF and the School Accountability regime have commenced this week.

The Workload Advisory Council also meets today.

Members will be updated through regularly through QTU publications, the Website and workload Wednesday on the progress of the reviews.

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