Tasmania signs Quality Teaching Declaration

The state government has signed the state’s first Quality Teaching Declaration.

The document is a formal statement resulting from a recent education workforce roundtable.

It commits the government to increasing educational outcomes, raising the status of the teaching profession, and ensuring a skilled future workforce.

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the employment of 250 more teacher over this term of government was a foundation of the declaration. 

“We know from research that the quality of teaching has the biggest in-school influence on student outcomes, and this declaration … will improve teacher quality and our commitment to increase the education workforce by an additional 358 staff,” he said.