Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed welcomed the Victorian Government’s investment in a new teaching and leadership excellence academy in Shepparton.
Ms Sheed said the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership would help the professional development of teachers in the region, which would lead to higher educational outcomes for the district’s students.
Ms Sheed said the government’s investment of $148.2 million in a Melbourne site, as well as seven regional academies, would see teachers across the state access high-quality professional development.
“It’s an exciting time for education in Shepparton. Along with our new Greater Shepparton Secondary College, which will boost educational outcomes for our young people, this facility will help teachers improve their professional skills,” Ms Sheed said.
“To keep our young people engaged in school and improve their learning, we need to ensure we have the very best-trained teachers.”
“Our region needs more teachers, and this will be a great opportunity for them to develop their skills. Most professionals in our region have to travel to access their continuing professional development courses and it’s great that teachers will soon be able to access so much of their professional development locally.”
“Once teachers go through training at this academy, they will become recognised as state-wide leaders in teaching excellence.
“Such high-quality and intensive training keeps teachers engaged in their profession and their regional location. This also helps them engage more with their peers, and form networks and friendships that will help them settle into the area and make Shepparton home.”
The academy’s one-year intensive program, its Teaching Excellence Program, will cover core curriculum areas including English, Mathematics, Science and the Arts. The academy will also host other programs to support emerging leaders and those who wish to step into principal roles.
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