We have more than 700 permanent Aboriginal teachers in our schools, and more than 100 Aboriginal teachers in school executive positions ... and we want to see these numbers continue to grow.The Aboriginal Teacher Leadership Program was developed by the NSW Human Resources Directorate, in consultation with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and the Aboriginal Education and Training Directorate.

Workforce Capability relieving leader Charlene Davison said the directorate would be working with all regions to deliver the program this year.

Up to 30 Aboriginal teachers would be selected to participate in the program, commencing in Sydney on 21 and 22 November.

Director-general Dr Michele Bruniges said increasing the number of Aboriginal educators is a key factor in Aboriginal student and community engagement and improved educational outcomes.

Aboriginal Teacher Support Officer Stacy Parry said the program aimed to help aspiring Aboriginal teachers and school executives progress their careers within the department.

Hear the stories of Jamie Sampson deputy principal, Condobolin High School and Leisa Hicks, classroom teacher, Keira High School amongst others on the  NSW DEC Website

 

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