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Winner

Early Career Teacher Development Program

People and Culture

The team connects with thousands of new teachers in what can be a challenging transition into the profession, as well as supporting their career progression from ‘Graduate’ to ‘Proficient’.

Online resources, face-to-face workshops and comprehensive guides for school and preschool leaders and mentors have helped build new teachers’ confidence, capabilities and expertise, which in turn improves outcomes for our students. The successful program has received national recognition and was profiled by David Gonski as a case study support program for teachers starting out in their career.

Finalists

Accessible Format Production

SA School for Vision Impaired

This highly skilled team plays a vital role in ensuring fairness for all, so that vision impaired students have the same access to curriculum materials as their peers. Their motto, ‘the right book, in the right medium, at the right time’, sums up the core of their work.

The team takes on the enormous task of producing textbooks and allied curriculum materials for vision impaired students at all levels of schooling from birth to year 12, across all subject areas including science, mathematics, language and music, and in a range of media including braille, large/clear print, electronic documents, tactile drawings and diagrams. They have also produced teaching resources for educators and families of vision-impaired students who wish to learn braille.

Learning Together @ Home

Inner North (Enfield)

Learning Together @ Home educators focus on the importance of creating positive emotional connections between parents and children under 4, and work with referred families with a range of diverse needs, which may include learning delays, physical health, diverse backgrounds, mental illness, isolation and trauma.

The program recognises the first 3 years in a child’s development is vital in influencing their lifelong trajectory to help develop confident, curious, communicative, persistent and resilient learners. Each family receives regular home visits so parents can be supported to positively interact and establish good habits with their child through play, reading and singing.

Contact

Public Education Awards

Phone: 8226 2339
Emailpubliceducationawards [at] sa.gov.au