Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Govt Release, 3 March 2021): NSW public school students are already benefitting from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s history-making $337 million tuition program.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said more than 3960 educators were already on the ground at 1755 schools. The vast majority are retired or casual teachers, supplemented by university education students and university tutors.
“I’m thrilled to see members of the education community coming forward to help out students after a disruptive 2020,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This additional support is tailored by the school, using both the data from last year’s Check-in Assessments and the knowledge of classroom teachers.
“Having tailored models of support allows schools to be flexible so students can catch up in any areas where they’ve been struggling.”
Minister Mitchell said the program is receiving excellent reviews from teachers and principals.
“The feedback I have received is that school communities are ecstatic to have this extra support, and are already putting staff to work to ensure students benefit from the program as soon as possible,” Ms Mitchell said.
Rural and remote school leaders will also have access to expert additional educators to develop tailored support models to implement the program successfully.
Registrations are still open to educators interested in taking part at https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/covid-learning-support-program
Existing Department of Education staff should register interest through ClassCover.