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School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams
School Improvement Episode 15: Staff wellbeing teams

Headteacher of Brimsdown Primary School in the UK, Dani Lang joins Teacher for this School Improvement podcast to talk about her school’s focus on staff wellbeing. Establishing the staff wellbeing team has been one of the factors in helping the school achieve a vast improvement in its Ofsted grade, and it has created a new harmony in the staffroom.

Refurbishing existing school buildings
Refurbishing existing school buildings

Refurbishing existing school buildings can be a great way to breathe new life into ageing building stock that is no longer fit for purpose. Architect Chad Brown shares how his team went about refurbishing a Brisbane school library, and how other schools can transform own spaces.

Podcast Special: Australia’s Chief Scientist on STEM partnerships
Podcast Special: Australia’s Chief Scientist on STEM partnerships

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel joins Teacher to discuss his latest report which outlines why partnering schools with STEM industry experts is so beneficial.

Infographic: Indicators of student engagement

The Western Australian Government recently surveyed 1812 students across Years 3 to 12 on student engagement. Here, we look at some of the results of this survey for students in Years 7 to 12.

School leadership: A co-principalship model
School leadership: A co-principalship model

Gunbalanya School, on the edge of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, is jointly led by an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Principal. In today’s article we find out more about this successful co-principalship model.

Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing
Pastoral care: Reviewing staff wellbeing

In an earlier Teacher article, Leanne Lester and Donna Cross discuss the need for schools to carry out regular reviews of pastoral care policies, program and practices. Here, they look in greater depth at Stage 2 – reviewing staff wellbeing.

Sharing good practice: Gonski and school partnerships
Sharing good practice: Gonski and school partnerships

In this fortnightly series, Teacher takes a closer look at some of the Gonski recommendations and highlights existing work by educators and schools to illustrate what they might look like in practice.

Teacher’s bookshelf: World class education
Teacher’s bookshelf: World class education

Teacher takes a sneak peek at Andreas Schleicher’s new book World Class: How to build a 21st-century school system. This extract discusses the development of capable education leaders.

The Research Files Episode 43: Regional, Rural and Remote education
The Research Files Episode 43: Regional, Rural and Remote education

Dr John Halsey joins Teacher for this episode of The Research Files. His final report on the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education here in Australia explores the key issues, challenges and barriers affecting student learning outcomes and suggests four priority areas for action.

Leadership: Principals joining staff PD
Leadership: Principals joining staff PD

Building teacher expertise involves school leaders providing staff with opportunities to continuously improve their skills and practices. It also means leading by example. Principal Julie Perry is a firm believer in attending PD sessions alongside her staff.