Yesterday was an important day in the QTU’s ongoing battle with teacher workload - the official launch of the new Workload Advisory Council.
The council, which is comprised of representatives from the QTU and the department, met on Tuesday to begin analysing the causes of the workload explosion and hopefully find potential solutions.
The first meeting covered a lot of ground, including
- the implementation of SATE
- instrumental music teachers and instructors
- principal health and wellbeing
- accountability measures, such as annual performance reviews, new processes associated with RAIS payments, school reviews and Day 8 returns
- NCCD and particularly its impact on HoSES
- the impact of inclusion, including the need to develop resources for students on ICPs and different resources for students with other learning disabilities
- school behaviour management processes.
The WAC meets quarterly, but work will continue on these and other issues between meetings. Visit the QTU website to keep up to date with what is going on.
It is hoped that the council will begin taking submissions from workplaces before the end of term one, probably via a web form.
These submissions will then be reviewed to identify consistent themes and issues that impact on workload. The council will make determinations about which issues will be adopted and reviewed, and will then provide advice on how the associated workload may be addressed.
Uploaded 19 February 2020